- My Journey and Why I Walk
My journey started 2017 when I was clinically Diagnosed with Lupus (SLE)
My consistent symptoms are joint pain, fatigue and skin rashes. I have spent many days and nights in the ER and admitted several times for severe Renal complications and infections.
I am currently on IV Benlysta infusion treatments once a month and a low dose of chemotherapy treatments once a week.
I have been volunteering with the Lupus Foundation of America - Southern Califorina Region for the last few years. My work for them includes Fundraising for our annual Walk to End Lupus Now and Co-Facilitating a support group for the Southern Califorina Region. Connecting with the Lupus community is dear to my heart.
Some Important Things To Know About Lupus.
- Imagine a day when doctors can say, “There is a cure for lupus.” Until that day though, there is work to be done. That’s why I’m taking action in the fight against lupus. Join me as I participate in Lupus Foundation of America’s Walk to End Lupus Now®
- “There is no cure for Lupus”
- 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 can solve the cruel mystery of lupus. Thank you for your generosity!