What the LFA, Lone Star Chapter Means to Me
Members, lupus patients and board members let us know why the Lupus Foundation of America, Lone Star Chapter means to them. read through and see if you feel inspired.
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Unlike most lupus patients, being diagnosed with SLE has not been a curse but a blessing. I have had the opportunity to grow as a person, coming out of my shell, which allowed me to meet others dealing with lupus of all ages. With the help of volunteers and staff members at the LFA, Lone Star Chapter provides various seminars and support groups. I have learned information that helps me manage my lupus daily. Lupus doesn’t have to define who you are. It’s up to you to take the hand your dealt and prove that you’re a fighter and win the war.
I was feeling very lost and confused since I had never heard of Lupus. I just knew that I was in terrible pain and was feeling hopeless because my doctor told me, based on the severity of my symptoms, I has a life expectancy of maybe ten years.
The first thing I did was find a new doctor that didn’t write me off as a lost cause. Having a positive attitude and hope, while battling Lupus is critical. Also building a strong support system around you with trained professionals, family and friends.