Date: Saturday October 7, 2023 at 9am
Location: Waterfront Park | 1600 Pacific Hwy | San Diego
Welcome, and thank you for visiting Maiky's personal page!
I am joining thousands of people across the country for the Walk to End Lupus Now®. I hope that you will join me either by lacing up your sneakers or by donating to my fundraising page.
Join our Team, donate to the LFA or just come out, have fun and support us! Bring the strollers, kids, husbands, friends, families and walk 1 mile or 3 miles to help Promote Lupus Awareness and Find a Cure. This is Team Maiky’s 7th year walking for the San Diego Walk for Lupus Now and we want to continuing to be the voice for Lupus!
Why I walk, I'm walking for myself, my sister, family, friends and everyone affected by Lupus. Because Lupus doesn't just affect the patient but their loved ones are affected by it too! I also want you to join me for this walk because not only am I living with Lupus but my sister, Trina also have Lupus. We're hoping that with your support, we can raise awareness and provide fundings towards finding a cure.
I was first diagnosis in 2002 after having many symptom for 10 months and when my Rheumatologist said," Lupus and Raynaud's Phenomenon", it was the first time I've heard of such words. I was scared but I was also glad I had a name to go with what I was experiencing. Over 2 decades after my diagnosis, I feel really good these days, I have been Bless to have been in remission with only minor symptoms. Quitting my job and staying home was the best decision for me because it gave me a better understanding of my illnesses and how to manage my unpredictable flares, fatigue, pains and a lot of stress not having to worry about calling in or getting fired.
Not only was I diagnosed with Lupus and Raynaud’s in 2002 but later developed overlap diseases like Scleroderma (CREST syndrome or Systemic Sclerosis), a rare disease which fall into the category as Mixed Connective Tissue Disorder or MCTD.
Over more than 20 years of living with Lupus, I’ve had many challenges with my illnesses, my high and low points in this journey but I have to say that I’m managing my illnesses with the current treatment great after my hospitalization in 2021, I thank the Chemo rounds, monthly infusion, daily oral medications and team of doctors to continue to monitor my treatment progress.
Thank You To My Team Who Joined My Team Prior and Those Who Donated and Supported Us!
"Someone You Know Has Lupus"
Did you know?
Lupus is a mysterious and misunderstood autoimmune disease. It strikes without warning, affects each person differently, and has no known causes or cure.
Lupus symptoms can be severe and highly unpredictable and can damage any organ or tissue, from the skin or joints to the heart or kidneys.
While lupus can strike anyone at any time, 90% of people living with lupus are women. Women of color are at especially high risk.
Lupus is hard to diagnose, but the Lupus Foundation of America is working to make life easier and more comfortable for the estimated 1.5 million people living with lupus in the United States.
Together, we can solve the cruel mystery of lupus. Thank you for your generosity!