Though an estimated 90 percent of people with lupus are women, it is a disease that can affect anyone regardless of gender, age or race. When Rudy Villamar was diagnosed with lupus two years ago, he didn’t know anything about it. Watch Rudy has to say about a life with lupus.
Mahlia was diagnosed with lupus at just 8-years-old. Now 11, she is finally starting to speak up about her disease, starting with her participation in the Lupus Foundation of America's new KNOW LUPUS public service announcements.
When lupus is misclassified as a form of arthritis, it gets lost in a crowded diagnostic category. Patient advocate Cindy Coney writes of how not knowing this distinction can lead to more problems for the person with lupus down the road.
Get to KNOW LUPUS this Lupus Awareness Month with our new campaign and game!
Before lupus, Allie was fiercely independent and faced every challenge head on. She thought that would all have to change when she was diagnosed with lupus. But with the help of her mom, Allie has been able to triumph over the obstacles that come from a life with chronic illness.
When Lisa Walters was diagnosed with lupus last month, she didn’t expect to feel relieved. But after eight years and around 50 doctors, Lisa had rarely left an appointment feeling satisfied with the answers she received about why she was experiencing painful symptoms. Read about her journey to diagnosis and the importance of never giving up.
Everyone who participates in a Walk to End Lupus Now™ does so for a different reason. But all of us are working toward a common goal: to raise funding and awareness for lupus research and education. Crystal Torres is just one of them.
Spring is officially here and Walk to End Lupus Now™ is in full swing. See our upcoming Walks from around the country.