Last year when I got sick & diagnosed with lupus, my life changed forever. I didn't know where I'd be or how I'd be feeling tomorrow, next month, or next year. The unknown was, and still is, scarier than the constant physical pain. Last October when my family and friends joined me for a lupus walk in the city was a huge turning point for me and a day I'll never forget. I went public with my disease and received an outpouring of support from people near and far. The support was so vital to my mindset and mental wellbeing this past year, especially on the hardest of days.
I'm so thankful for organizations such as this who are determined to raising awareness and dedicated to helping support the fight towards finding a cure and raising funds for the estimated 1.5 million people living with lupus in the United States.
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.
I’m Walking to End Lupus. Join Me?