Why I Walk : Brianna Steidle
People often ask me: "So, what is lupus?" or "Lupus, what's that?" Then, I begin my spiel - "Lupus is an autoimmune disease... blah blah blah." But I always end by saying "and my mom has lupus."
My explanation is usually met by varying stages of boredom, from pained looks to glazed expressions, yet this last bit always catches their attention. Why? Because it's personal. Lupus affects not only patients but also caregivers, coworkers, friends, and family.
Trust me, I know. My mom was diagnosed before I was born, so I was introduced to the disease, and the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA), right from the beginning. Cute face and all, I was campaigning for awareness and attending walks before I could actually walk.
Speaking of walks...
On Saturday, May 3rd, the LFA Florida Chapter will be hosting its annual Walk to End Lupus Now at the Palm Beach Zoo in West Palm Beach. I have created a walk team called Cubs' Club, and I'd love your support
Donations are appreciated. Through donations, the organization funds research and provides resources, education, and support for the lupus community. Help us spread the word. After all, awareness is the key to a cure.
As my team motto says, Let's Put Our Paws Together for this Fantastic Cause!