"At first, it sounded easiest to just give up, to give in to the fact that my whole life was going to change and there was nothing I could do about it. But I quickly acknowledged that I am not that person, I am stronger than that and I believe in myself."
"I went home and suffered in silence for years until one of the neurologists approved allergy shots that nearly killed me. The shots also brought out the full lupus rash, which was how I was finally diagnosed. No one should have to go through what I went through."
I'm amazed at how much the walk grows each year. That tells me that more and more people are spreading the word about lupus and that we're closer to finding a cure.
"But most of all, I walk for a CURE so that Iris and others battling lupus do not have to suffer."