In 2015 I was diagnosed with mild lupus. I had no idea what that was at that time but I knew it wasn't good. Through a lot of research on Google, frequent visits to various medical websites, and many, many emails to my very patient rheumatologist over the past six years, I was able to gather information about this disease. The few things that stand out about this illness is that no two cases are alike and it is very difficult to diagnose as it mimics other diseases, and can attack any system in the body. Although it is no longer the death sentence it used to be, it's still deadly and most of its victims are young women ages 15-44 (90%). Men are not immune to Lupus either, they don't get it as often but their disease is usually serious. No one knows what causes it or why some people get it worse than others or why women get it more than men but what everyone does know is that it is debilitating and can be deadly.
Research has come a long way but still has a long way to go to before we find a cure. Due to the pandemic this year's Walk to End Lupus will be held virtually on October 16. I am hoping you can help find a cure by clicking the link below and donating any amount you can afford. Thank you so much!