2019 Walk to End Lupus Now, Arizona

Butterfly Warriors

 

 

Welcome to our Butterfly Warriors team page!


We are walking for someone we love very much.

A wife, mother and friend. Nyobie Gordon-Ricks


Why We Walk...

I wish my mom didn't have lupus so we could do all the fun things we used to do.

I walk because my mom has lupus and that makes me sad because she can't do the stuff that she used to do with us anymore. Like go bowling, and to the park to play on the swings.


Kailyn

I walk for my mom because she's in so much pain and it makes me feel bad. She can't do things with us like play video games or play outside because her body gets tried and starts to hurt.


Ryan 

As a lupus patient myself I know firsthand the impact this disease can have on the lives of not only the people living with lupus but also on the family members who are helping care for them.
I was diagnosed with Lupus SLE in 2010, Lupus Nephritis in 2011 and Lupus Cerebritis in 2012. It was a hard time for me and my family. We all had to make adjustments to deal with my new normal. I'm a fighter and I refuse to give up.

I want to do my part in helping bring awareness to a disease that so desperately needs the voice of it's survivors heard. We need better health care, medication, doctor education, diagnostic testing and medical research. Most importantly we need support.

Nyobie


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

 

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 we are taking action in the fight against lupus. Join us as we participate in the 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 join our team and help us reach our fundraising goal? You’ll be supporting the Foundation's efforts to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus. You can also support by making a secure contribution on our walk page. Every single dollar counts!

Together, we can solve the cruel mystery of lupus and find a cure!

Thank you for your generosity,

Kevin, Ryan & Kailyn

 

 

 

 

 

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