I’m Walking to End Lupus. Join Me?
My Story - My Journey
On October 23, 2020 my life changed forever!
Getting a lupus diagnosis was both a relief and terrifying at the same time. On the one hand, knowledge is empowering and allows you to make the best decisions possible for your health based on the most up-to-date research. On the other hand, you know your life is NEVER going to look or feel the same! Almost immediately you have to begin adjusting and adapting and figuring out what this "new life" is going to be like. It was even scarier for me, since my three children still very much need their momma and all that that entails. On a physical level, the past 6 months since my diagnosis have been a journey of ups and downs, trial and error, and trying to minimize my symptoms by finding the combo of meds and supplements that are right for my body. On an emotional/mental level, everyday requires a conscious effort to stay positive, so the anxiety and depression that naturally comes with this disease, isn't allowed to take over. I am a fighter! I am a warrior! I am a survivor! I welcome you to join my fight against lupus. Together we can conquer this disease! Thank you all for your love and support, not just in this effort, but in my day-to-day life! I love you all!
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™ in South Florida to raise critical funds for the estimated 1.5 million people living with lupus in the United States.
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? A generous contribution of $25 or $55 can make a definite impact. What’s more, if your employer offers a Matching Gift Program to employees, you may be able to double your contribution with just a little bit of paperwork. Trust me, it’s worth the effort! Every single dollar counts.
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.
Together, we can solve the cruel mystery of lupus. Thank you for your generosity!