Oct. 20, 2016

Sharing the Journey

This series – Sharing the Journey – is by you and for you. In your own words, we highlight the perspectives and personal experiences of people who struggle with lupus each day.

Oct. 19, 2016

When Flares Happen

Reports that Toni Braxton was hospitalized for complications from lupus are a reminder that people with lupus experience disease flares that can be triggered by environmental factors like stress or exhaustion.

Jun. 23, 2016

Our National Lupus Research Contributions and Achievements

The Foundation’s efforts have stimulated advances in lupus research that have provided insight into the underlying causes of lupus and its progression, and created unprecedented opportunities to expand the future knowledge base for the disease.

Apr. 14, 2016

2016 Year of the Patient

It was a few days before Thanksgiving 1997, when I was babysitting and I collapsed in the bathroom, hitting my head on the sink.

Apr. 14, 2016

2016 Year of the Patient

I know me, I know my body, I know my limits, and I am my best advocate. I still love to swim and bike, love being out on a boat. However, everything that I do has to be in moderation.

Apr. 14, 2016

2016 Year of the Patient

Sitting in the luminous room on the awkward paper covered bed staring at posters that demonstrate the body or a disease while waiting for the doctor to return with results.

Apr. 14, 2016

2016 Year of the Patient

I hope that someday, the researchers find a cure and find new drugs not just for me but for everyone in the world.

Apr. 14, 2016

2016 Year of the Patient

I was diagnosed with lupus in 5th grade. I was walking home until I couldn’t walk anymore. My parents took me to the hospital that night. I was a healthy kid.