I am taking a stand against a disease that is misunderstood. It was so hard for my doctors to come to the conclusion that I had Lupus - so many auto-immune diseases present with the same symptoms. In many ways- I feel lucky. I know silver linings to an extreme, but I still can work - I watched my daughter grow and is becoming a great mom herself and have a peace I never thought possible.
I am known for my determination and perseverance - Thank goodness for my ability to keep moving - through the 'bad days', fatigue, brain fog or pain we keep a smile and try our best. I hope my story helps and I will always share as it is a small part of what makes me -- well me.
You can make a difference by joining my team, asking me about this mysterious disease or donating to help me reach my personal fundraising goal and support the Foundation's efforts to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus! A generous contribution of $25 or $55 can make a definite impact. 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 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!