Lilian Tackitt

Hi, my name is Lilian Tackett and I am 9 years old. I was diagnosed with lupus when I was four.  It took 2 years to get that diagnosis.  It all started when I was 2 years old and woke up with a swollen ankle.  My rheumatologist, Dr. Syed put me on medication to help with it and I had to wear braces on my feet so I walked correctly.  Dr. Syed then witched me from taking prednisone to taking Plaquenil. I used to take methotrexate pills but that made me get sick so now I take a shot every week.  I have to get blood work done every month to make sure I’m responding to the medication ok.  My blood work has been so good this year that Dr. Syed let me play the whole season of soccer.  I loved it!  I may have lupus, but lupus won’t get me…..I’m a kid!!!!

In 2014, Lilian rode in her first Lupus WolfRide, along with her family. In 2015 the 5.5 mile route was officially names 'Lilian's Loop'. There are now two routes in the Family Fun Course. Get your family together and enjoy the fresh air and exercise. Choose one of the routes and join Lilian, "I want all of my firends to ride with me to find a cure."

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August 6, 2016
Bolm-Shuhkraft Park, Columbia IL

GranFonfo: 56 / 112 miles
Family Fun Courses: 5.5 mile 'Lilian's Loop' / 21 mile 'Wolf Pup'

"Together we can tame the wolf!"