"Tyler has remained positive and kept his magnificent smile on his face with every obstacle he has faced since eigth grade, from hospital stays, to surgeries, to blood draws, doctor visits, injuries, and constant medication changes."
"Through our journey, I have met so many wonderful people riding the same roller coaster we ride."
Chris Joyner has been a musician most of his life, taking up piano at age 5, dabbling in guitar, and now as a professional keyboardist currently touring with legendary ‘80s rock band Heart. This year, Chris will release a solo album and donate a portion of the proceeds to the Lupus Foundation of America in honor of his sister Dawn, who is living with lupus.
A new research study by Foundation grantee Dr. Laurence Morel identifies a lupus related gene that affects adult mesenchymal stem cells.
"My 1st walk was very overwhelming and emotional; last year was better meeting others with lupus and raising funds for a good cause."
This month, two New York-based organizations, the Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR) and the Lupus Research Institute (LRI), announced that they will merge.
"I went from being a very active normal teenage girl to quickly being very sick for no apparent reason. I was severely anemic with inflammation, a rash, joint pain, headaches, and frequent infections."
"About 4 years ago I started having joint pains all over my body. I had no idea what was causing it and attempted to fix it by attending yoga classes."