It was the Summer of 2016 in which I found out that my life would be changed forever because of Lupus. After being informed of having the disorder from a skin biopsy. Having already been diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis, a disease that attacks my liver... I am blessed to have a great support system, with a host of people who love and supports me. I didn’t think much about it since that day, that is until I began to meet others like myself living with this disease. Not all people have the support system I have, nor access to the various things I’ve found comforting aids me in living with Lupus. This inspired me to do something to fight back.
It is my desire to be apart of something bigger than me, and that is why I want to be apart of this walk. As a person living with Lupus, I understand the helplessness feeling this disease can inflict upon a person as they are seeking answers to what’s going on with them. As a Lupus Warrior, I’m inclined to join the fight for not only a cure, but to bring about awareness of this disease to others. For I know that there are many people out there who are seeking answers to questions still unanswered about this medical condition; I know, because despite what I’ve learned, there is still much I do not know.
I’ve had to endure many battles with this sickness. It’s caused me to have some low and sickening moments. But, thank God for all the love and support that I receive from my family and friends. I Love you guys! And, thank you all!