My life has forever changed after being diagnosed with lupus a month ago. For many years I have felt like there was something wrong. However, every doctor dismissed me and labeled me with anxiety disorder. “It’s all in your head”, “just relax” and “your an insomniac” replay in my head because that was my everyday life for a majority of my 20’s. There was a lot of days I was in agony and struggled trying to convince myself it was nothing. Until one doctor took the time and ran the test. I am relieved to have a diagnosis finally but terrified of what that means for my future. A future where I have to live with this painful disease for the rest of my life. So I’m raising funds to help find a cure. Any little bit would be greatly appreciated as I walk to end lupus now! #lupuswarrior
I am joining thousands of people across the country for the Walk to End Lupus Now®. I hope that you will join me either by lacing up your sneakers or by donating to my fundraising page.
You can make a difference by donating 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.
Lupus is hard to diagnose, but the Lupus Foundation of America is working to make life easier and more comfortable for the estimated 1.5 million people living with lupus in the United States. Together, we can solve the cruel mystery of lupus. Thank you for your generosity!