I’m Walking to End Lupus. Join Me?
Hi I'm Norissa and I have been suffering for over 24years with this illness we call LUPUS. During my begining phases I was diagnosed from arthritis to fatigue, fibromyalgia and many more. I am the only person in my family for over four generations that has been diagnosed and or have all these symptoms. I thank God every day for just allowing my family and I to see each other. There are days that the pain is horrible but all I can say Thank you Lord. Each time I pray I ask for a breakthrough for the scientists and doctors to say "We found a cure" with little to no side effects that will shorten life span.
I have given birth to three beautiful children since I began my walk as a Lupus Butterfly. I have seen great days and some that only a dark imagination can fathom. Recently I was hospitalized for stroke like symptoms to my left side only to learn after numerous days as a pin cushion that I was merely flaring. I am also losing my vision due to this illness.
Will you PLEASE 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 of us affected by lupus? A generous contribution of any amount can help 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!