"I am a hidden star that is not always seen, but if you look close, my brightness is there shining"- JB
I am in my 32nd year with SLE Lupus. It's has been a rough journey getting to this point in my life; living with Lupus and overcoming all that has come with me fighting this disease daily. I am extremely fortunate to have unflagging support from my family, and friends; for which has kept me mentally and physically strong everyday!. I stay prayerful, everyday is a gift, a blessing from God; the wealth of support that I'm given is Truly a blessing!
Being a Lupus warrior and working with the Lupus Foundation of America for the last 9 years has been nothing short of amazing! Working alongside other Lupus Warriors hearing their stories and their personal journeys; how far they have come with living with Lupus; keeps me in my quest in elevating lupus awareness.
Participating in the WTELN- being held at LA LIVE downtown-September 30, 2023 at 4:30pm- is where we all can do our part in keeping Lupus visible and increasing awareness! Team JB's Sweetpeas will be ready!
We walk to honor all loved ones who have lost their fight, but never forgotten; Varner Dickerson, Margie Flowers, L.H. Kristal, F. Murphy, Aaliyah Brown and all Lupus Warriors/survivors that continue to fight daily.
You can make a difference by supporting to help us reach our fundraising goal and support the Foundation's efforts to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus! What’s more, if your employer offers a Matching Gift Program to employees, you may be able to double your contribution with just a little bit of paperwork. Trust me, it’s worth the effort! Every single dollar counts.
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, lungs, lost of hair and affecting joints, the heart and kidneys.
While lupus can strike anyone at any time, 90% of people living with lupus are women.
Lupus is hard to diagnose; the Lupus Foundation of America' "mission is to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus through programs of research, education, support and advocacy" To make life easier and more comfortable for the estimated 1.5 million people living with lupus in the United States. Together, we can help solve the cruel mystery of Lupus.
Thank you for your continuous support!
Jackie Brown-Lupus Warrior/Survivor/Advocate
Team Captain JB's Sweetpeas