My Wife's Journey ...
A few months ago I was diagnosed with lupus. I didn't know exactly what it was but I knew it wasn't good.
I struggled with shortness of breath and severe joint pain assuming that my job was taking a toll.
I stopped running because it took too much energy too.
Going home to Hawaii became hard, the sun became my enemy but I would take that chance only to leave with rash on my face, sores in my nose, fevers and swelling in my legs... the struggle became real.
Lupus is labeled a "complicated, unpredictable and potentially fatal disease"
It is an autoimmune disease that attacks the heart, lungs, kidneys, skin and brain.
It is a chronic disease which means that I will have lupus for the rest of my life.
There is no cure.
This walk is very important to me. This disease is hereditary.
It is my mission to protect my children, and their children to come.
It is for my friend CC who fight this disease with me and to her mother who loss her battle from lupus.
It is for choosing a quality of life to make this complicated disease become uncomplicated.
Come join the walk on September 22nd, or help donate $1, $5 or whatever you can to find a cure for lupus.
From Team Aloha and myself I remain grateful.