As most of you know, my journey with Lupus began in October 2017. In November 2017 I had an allergic reaction to one of the medications which caused me to be intubated and on a ventilator for 2 weeks. I had to learn how to eat, drink and walk again! My form of Lupus affected my kidneys which caused me to now have to be on Dialysis 3 days a week (which started September 2018). Other parts of my body have also taken a toll (like my heart, brain and joints/muscles) but not as bad as my kidneys. I have a 8 1/2 year old who I have to fight for, this has had a major impact on him as well as my other family members! So that is why I’m Walking to End Lupus! If you can't join me in walking, donating or sharing is also appreciated!
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!