I was diagnosed with lupus (SLE) when I was just 12 years old and have been telling my story to anyone who will listen ever since, over the last 21 years.
I went through three years of chemo while in high school and another round in 2009. I fought through many flares and am just coming out of my most serious 20 month flare up in which for the first time in my life I thought I would not make it.
However I continue to fight and raise awareness through various groups and events. I have my favorite event, “Leap for Lupus” coming up on August 17. I will be sky diving. All the money raised for this event goes directly to University of Washington Rheumatology Department for more auto-immune research and more specifically will be looking for a cure for lupus.
I got my Fight Like A Girl shirt earlier this year and I wear it often.
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As I read your Lupus story, a huge smile came to my face. We are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus who strengthens us. God put in my heart to reply to the comment on this board that was positive, as I can relate. My email is listed. My phone number remains (614)537-1880. Tina Bing