In honor of National Friendship Day, we’re sharing some of your advice on how friends could better support people with lupus in maintaining a social life.
Attorney by day, romance novelist by night, Chloe Barlow found her inspiration to write after struggling with the realities of chronic illness. Read her story now!
Lupus wasn’t Alex's disease at all — it was her mom’s. That all changed when she was diagnosed at 16-years-old but her dream to create films has not dampened. Read her story.
As a high school teacher and conductor, Amy has had to adapt to her disease on the days when she can’t even hold a baton and finds comfort in a strong support system.
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.
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.
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.