June 22, 2007

Ebony Magazine spotlights Lupus

Pick up the July issue of Ebony magazine, and check out the feature article "Living with Lupus." The article discusses lifestyle adjustments, and focuses on the stories of five women. These stories include:

  • Sabrina Nixon, a 39 year old mother of two autistic children. Nixon experienced three life threatening encounters with lupus, one of which left her temporally unable to walk or talk. After a month in rehab she regained her motor skills.

  • Denise Nayla Rolle who’s had joint pain since her 20s. She tried to maintain a normal life, but lupus prevented her from her passion, dancing, because she had difficultly standing for long periods of time.

  • Tomiko Fraser and her sister, Shneequa who was diagnosed with lupus in 1997. Tomiko, a top International Ford Agency Model, is a national Lupus Foundation of America spokesperson and is a member of their National Board of Directors.

Because lupus is more common among African American women, having this article in Ebony magazine shines a spotlight on a disease of which little is known.

A big thank you to the editors and publisher of Ebony magazine for this great awareness piece about the symptoms, consequences and impact of lupus.

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