Rachel R
Diagnosed at 16

What do you want others to know about lupus?

We WILL find a cure.

Why is lupus a cruel mystery to you?

Lupus has made me a better person. I appreciate my relationships with family and friends more than I ever did before I was diagnosed. As well, lupus has made me realize my passion for fundraising and helping the millions of other people with lupus! Within months of being diagnosed, I decided that I would not let my diagnosis bring me down. I started fundraising and have been ever since. Now, I am a Youth Ambassador for LFA. I have attended 2 NYC walks and 2 Butterfly Gala's in DC. I got to be involved in the Gala this past May and it was an amazing experience! I am so thankful for all the wonderful people I have met/will meet through my involvement with the LFA.


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