I fight against lupus for my daughter.
Theresa has abdominal lupus, which is actually quite rare. It took three years to get a diagnosis. She suffers from flu-like symptoms almost everyday and gets dehydrated a lot. After a few days with a common cold, her oxygen level dropped, her fingers turned blue, and she had pneumonia. A cold literally threatened her life, so you can imagine our fear of Covid. She has been isolating with her family for 18 months. She has had three vaccination shots, and all of that has been traumatic, but Theresa is a fighter! She is resilient, and she is able to sustain the fight because of you! Please make a donation, and keep Theresa in your prayers. Your support means the world to our family.
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.
- Only one drug has ever been developed and approved by the US Food and Drug Administration specifically to treat the disease.
Together, we make a difference. Thank you for your generosity!