In Loving Memory of Meona
I lost my daughter at the early age of 23 to lupus. She was diagnosed at the tender age of 8. This was a long and difficult time in our lives. She always had body aches, stomach pain, fevers, rashes and she was always being sent home from school due to her fevers. Finally we were in Orlando visiting Disney where she became so ill she couldn’t even walk (her Father had to carry her), luckily the next day we were going home.
Once home I took her to our doctor and insisted on him running every test he could think of I needed answers. The results were in and it was lupus. From that point on it seemed as if we lived at Riley Hospital for Children during her childhood where she underwent many surgeries as well as chemotherapy. A great deal of her adulthood was spent in and out of the hospital with more surgeries and treatments. She attended Anderson University to study psychology (she wanted to help children with chronic diseases) until she became ill and had to return home. She was an advocate for lupus.
I lost my beautiful, amazing daughter September 16,2018. That is when I decided to pick up where she left off and help as many children as well as adults that I possibly can in this fight against lupus.
My prayer is that one day soon NO parent or person will have to lose a loved one to lupus ever again.
-Roselyn M., Meona’s mother