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I’m Walking to End Lupus. Join Me?
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.
In 2016 I received the diagnosis I thought I had been prepared to hear, yet was surprised when it came, "you have Lupus Nephritis". Immediately I had answers and explanations of all the lupus related symptoms I'd experienced for over a decade: aches and pains, inexplicable fatigue, 3 miscarriages, torturous itchy skin, severe sensitivity to sunlight and heat etc etc. And while I finally had an answer, I was instantly overwhelmed with a thousand more questions.
For months, now receiving different treatments and therapies to treat the symptoms properly, my health went into a rapid decline. I wish I knew if it was because I was now armed with the knowledge of what I was dealing with, or if the targeted treatments were finally giving my body a break from working overtime. Everything culminated with the partial nephrectomy. I'm now one kidney down and I've found a renewed inner strength to keep PUSHING THROUGH.
This is my new purpose, to push through for my kids, my husband, my family and friends and for ME! Please join me in the push, and help me Leave Lupus in the Dust!