Hi, I'm Sabrina.
I'm a mother, daughter, sister, family member and friend surviving Lupus. It's been nearly 18 years of battling this disease and my journey has been extremely difficult at times. Each person living with lupus has a similar but unique journey filled with highs and lows. From initial symptoms to the lengthy process of getting diagnosed, access to medical specialists, the never-ending doctor appointments and financial impacts, and new symptoms that randomly appear...it is literally a daily battle. The loss of any sense of normal life, changes in job situations, and friendships and family life is just part of it. That sounds super negative but it's not an easy road by any means and more people need to be aware of Lupus and the havoc it wreaks in the lives of over 1.5 million people in this country! Until the pandemic of covid19, most people had never heard of Hydroxychloroquine, the drug used to treat Lupus. Most of us had trouble filling our prescriptions because of the hysteria created when it became public knowledge it might help covid19 symptoms. Imagine it's not covid19... imagine it is life-saving medicine you need daily for an indefinite amount of time. That is Lupus and that is my reality along with approximately 5 million other people worldwide!!
I hope you will take time to read more about lupus and how you can help spread awareness about this disease that impacts so many. People like me are losing their lives to this disease. We need your help to get the word out about signs & symptoms, fundraising for more research and education, and advocacy that will lead to a cure! I don't want another person or generation of people to suffer with this disease. It's time to do something! Will you help me?
Like everyone Lupus touches, I dream of the day when doctors can say, “There is a cure.” Until that day though, there is work to be done. That’s why I’m taking action in the fight against this dreadful disease. I walk for myself and my fellow warriors battling Lupus every day.
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.
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? Your contribution can make a huge impact! Every single dollar counts!
Together, we can solve the cruel mystery of Lupus!