- 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.