Diagnosed at 16

What do you want others to know about lupus?

Lupus is much more devastating than people may think. I was on chemotherapy for almost 3 years to take away the 17 tumors that were caused by the disease in my lungs & lymph nodes, 5 blood clots, and a stroke, all by the age of 19. We NEED SUPPORT for this organization to fund and raise money to FIND A CURE!!! Support Lupus Awareness!

Why is lupus a cruel mystery to you?

Lupus has limited my ability to work and even go to school to become a psychologist which has been my dream since I was 12. I am 23 now and not giving up, even if no financial aid is available....I'll be 50 when I graduate but I will have succeeded! Lupus WILL NOT take away from me what I or others thought that it could take away!!! Lupus will not take away my spirit or my will!

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