I’m Walking to End Lupus. Join Me?
Hello, my name is Jasmine and I was diagnosed with Lupus at the end of 2010. In this short amount of time, I have been hospitalized three times. The first (November 2011) was due to meningitis caused by shingles--the lupus weakened my body's defenses which contributed to the infection. The second and third (both December 2012) was due to the lupus attacking my lungs and kidneys. I remain on multiple medications; however, I have been symptom free for a little over four years now. You can't tell me God is not a healer! This will be my fourth time participating in the lupus walk. I feel compelled to participate not only for my personal history, but for others battling this mysterious disease. You are not alone and sometimes all we need is encouragement and prayer. Together, we can attempt to impact research and give hope to many around the U.S. For those that are donating to my team, I thank you and God bless!
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!