Have you or a loved one been affected by lupus? You may be entitled to party with Seth at this year's lupus walk!
As most if not all of you know, my wife Valori was diagnosed with lupus in May 2018, and her road has been up and down ever since. While her lupus is in a relatively good place right now, she does get the occasional flare which manifests in painful and swollen joints, mental fog, lethargy, extreme nausea, and worst of all - having to be married to me. Other people with lupus don't have it so easy, as lupus can and does affect every facet and organ of the human body. If left untreated, undertreated, or even if well treated, on the drop of a dime, lupus can turn deadly. Valori has had to deal with more health issues than anyone should have to in their lives, all within a span of approximately 5 years.
Your past donations have helped lupus breakthroughs over the years, and for that I am truly thankful. But, to this day, there remains only one drug on the market developed and designed specifically to treat lupus. Thus, most medications Valori and many others take only treat the resulting symptoms of lupus, were designed for other maladies, but just so happen to work--sometimes. Clearly, more help is needed for research, development, and political advocacy to continue federal funding.
With your continued financial support, we can continue to fund research into this cruel and mysterious disease that affects millions of Americans; most of whom are women of color.
So, I ask again for you to dig deep into those pockets and donate what you can. Plus, if I raise $100 I get a pretty cool t-shirt, so it's win-win.
If you want to join us for the November 4th walk at Marlins Park, please reach out to me as well. It would mean a lot to Val and me. We usually go to Versailles afterwards, too. ¡Dale!