I'm Walking to End Lupus. Join Me?
It's been 12 years since I was diagnosed with both Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis, 5 years with a Pulmonary Hypertension and Pulmonary Fibrosis diagnosis- and there have been many ups and downs. I've had countless procedures, pericardial effusion (while in NYC), loss of 40% of my lung capacity, a total shoulder replacement (another one to come), pneumonia (twice), and years of monthly IV infusions and injections.
However, through all of those struggles, I was able to find out how strong I actually can be, find an amazing group of friends and family who support and love me, and a passion for advocating for those with autoimmune diseases.
The CDC estimates there are 23.5 MILLION Americans who suffer from over 80 different autoimmune diseases and sadly, that number keeps rising.
My goal is to help raise funds for research for all of those impacted with invisible illinesses and to bring awareness that these diseases are EXTREMELY prevelant and more people will be suffering as the numbers keep increasing.
Let's help find a cure and give millions of people a fighting chance at a better and less painful future!