I’m Walking to End Lupus. Join Me?
Hello! My name is Brianna and I am a 20-year-old college student studying Computer Science. Througout my life I've dealth with numerous medical problems, ranging from minor to life-threatening, that could not be explained. About a year ago I finally got a diagnosis: I have Lupus. While I was extremely relieved to finally have a diagnosis and be able to put a name to what was going on with me, I am continuting to face trials each day as I deal with my illlness. My legs struggle to hold me up, my hands and feet swell, and I get sharp pains throughout my body due to swelling of my skeletal system. These symptoms vary day by day, but no day is pain free. I am learning to manage my Lupus, but the idea that I may be able to go a day wihtout pain honestly makes my eyes tear up. We can find a cure for this disease and I won't stop until it happens for myelf and more importantly every other strong individual dealing with this illnesss.
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® to raise critical funds for the estimated 1.5 million people living with lupus in the United States.
Will you make a donation 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.
- 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!