Shanita S.
Diagnosed at 10

What do you want others to know about lupus?

After doi.g some research and talking to a few friends, i learned that alot of people are not familiar with lupus. They are also not aware that it is a very serious disease and incureable at this time.

Why is lupus a cruel mystery to you?

I am Now 24 years old and have been living with some form of lupus since i was 10 years old. I also have had Mixed Connective Tissue Disease since then as well. Just last june i was diagnosed with lupus nephritis and went through 6mnths of chemo, possibly Will be doing more. I have had to give up school and My dream job because i spend so much time in the hospital. It gets very hard to deal with physically & emotionally. But the Best thing to do is stay positive.

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