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In 2007, Kiara had a blood clot and stroke. On November 4, 2008 she was diagnosed with lupus SLE and has been handling the ups and downs of the disease for 11 years. One of Kiara's daughters, Shyla, is only 9 years old and is already doing so many positive things. Shyla is a smart and outgoing lupus advocate, supporter, and model. She has been doing lupus photo shoots since 2015. Shyla has been a big supporter in Kiara's life while wanting to make a difference in this world. Kiara feels blessed to have Shyla because she reminds her that no one is in this fight against lupus alone. There is no "I" in lupus, but there is an "US."
Thank you for the years of dedication Amanda and her family have provided to the chapter. Meet the Dorsey & Knill Family! They believe in creating awareness for the event to help gather others to fight back with them. The family participated in the Brookpark Home Days parade where they made sure the color purple was seen to advocate for the LFA, GOC while handing out thousands of flyers. This year, they plan to make their efforts even bigger by attending the biggest parade in Cleveland, the Saint Patrick's Day parade. We look forward to seeing a pop of purple on the greenest day of the year! Help cheer them on Sunday, March 17, 2019.
Amanda and her family have provided a troop to help educate and provide lupus awareness. Kathleen is Amanda's sister and her #1 cheerleader. She supports her sister mentally and physically. Most often, Kathleen goes with Amanda to her doctor's appointments. Kathleen focuses on keeping up with research and attends the patient and caregiver classes. She wants to be the most informed to help her sister fight back and take charge. These two are fierce women fighting lupus together!
William is Amanda's 17 years old nephew. He currently volunteers in the lupus office. He helped with the 2019 Annual Appeal and helps with data entry. Sweet little Brianna is Amanda's 8 years old niece. She has hosted lemonade stands with Amanda's daughter, Isabella to raise money for lupus research. She believes that one day there will be a cure for her Aunt. Dennis is Amanda's brother-in-law. He participates in the Lupus walk and provides support to Amanda.
Meet Kim Ennis! She is a strong and passionate lupus advocate. In the summer of 2015, Kim was searching for answers. She needed to know what lupus is and how she can better manage this chronic illness. Kim found a supportive community to not only help her understand, but also help her to find her own voice. Through her journey of fighting back against lupus, Kim has empowered herself with education. She has attended all the local educational summits, participated in the Ohio Lupus Needs Assessment, and regularly attends support groups. She has networked in health fairs and helps spread the awareness of lupus needs in our community. While Kim waits for modern science to help the lupus community, she has decided to support the Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Ohio Chapter by being a lead community volunteer. In addition to charging our state capitol to support other lupus patients, Kim helps to fight back against lupus every day. Please help us thank Kim for her time, compassion, and dedication.Share Your Story on Facebook!
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