|Beverly from California|
I was terrified. The only other person I'd ever heard of having lupus was my cousin, who died from complications of this disease less than a year after her symptoms showed up.
However, I'm thrilled to say, 5 years later, I'm doing very well. I was blessed with an amazing rheumatologist and support system. I believe lupus can be a very isolating disease. It's hard to explain to someone who does not have it, what it's like on those really bad days. My countertop looks like a small pharmacy. The list of drugs I have to take just to feel *okay* is overwhelming.
I have participated in WALK FOR LUPUS NOW® for four years. One of the amazing things about the walk is that it reminds you that you are not alone. There is a whole community of people who understand how you feel and what you’re going through.
We need more resources. We need more research. We NEED a CURE.
So I walk. I walk for research. I walk for support. I walk for my daughters. I walk in my memory of my cousin. I walk for the hope of some day finding a cure, so that I may once again, be LUPUS FREE.
Please join me and sign up today for a WALK FOR LUPUS NOW® event in your community. Together, we CAN FIGHT this terrible and life-altering disease.