I still remember the very first day of school when Malaya came dressed in a blazer and sported the biggest smile possible for a student on the first day of school. I could just tell that she had a deep passion not only for learning but for life. Even from that first day, we connected over our mutual love for badminton and biology. Every day from that first day she has consistently stayed optimistic and full of life—regardless of any obstacles or challenges that she faces. Though only a freshman, she blows me away with her sense of maturity and the incredible character that she has. She handles difficult situations with poise, positivity, and perseverance.
This past thanksgiving break, she was diagnosed with lupus. However, she does not let this diagnosis define her. She has inspired me with the smile and strength she still shows every single day despite the pain, limits, and struggles that she now faces as a result of this condition. Instead of being broken down by her circumstance, Malaya has chosen to make a positive impact by starting a team for this walk: The Walk to End Lupus. I have decided to join her in her fundraising efforts and would love if you could help us fight against lupus! If you would like to support us, feel free to donate either to my page or to hers. As of right now, lupus has no cure and any donation toward this cause would help! Thanks for taking the time to read this! Love you all xx - c a.k.a. Ms. Hardi
Below is some information on 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® to raise critical 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.
Together, we can solve the cruel mystery of lupus. Thank you for your generosity!