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You Are Stronger Than Lupus Will EVER Be

"God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early." -Psalm 46:5 (KJV) "I was officially diagnosed with Lupus at 21, which put a burden on my very active lifestyle. I struggle every day to get out of the bed, go to work, and to… Continue reading You Are Stronger Than Lupus Will EVER Be

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A Little Christmas Cheer 

I thought that Mischa's story could not only help spread a little lupus hope but bring about some Christmas Cheer also. I don't know of anyone who doesn't like to see a crusader triumph...  See below. "Living with SLE Lupus, RA & Fibromyalgia. Lupus dx August 1999!! I control Lupus! Lupus does not control Me!… Continue reading A Little Christmas Cheer 

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Martez Baldwin, A Purple Butterfly 

... LUPUS is only a test and it will get better. "Hello my name is Martez Baldwin. I'm 26 years old and I was diagnosed with LUPUS in 2009- after I graduated high school and two weeks before I started college. So now I'm 26 and I'm a junior at Jackson State University. Still trying… Continue reading Martez Baldwin, A Purple Butterfly 

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An Officer Battling Lupus Wins An Award

Stories such as Amanda's are so encouraging. These stories tend to push up forward and give us hope that we too can make it through our difficult battle with lupus. "She never complained through the highs and lows," said Burton police Chief Thomas Osterholzer. "Though she may be small, she knows how to fight the… Continue reading An Officer Battling Lupus Wins An Award

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Share Your Story- Dr. Denise Hooks-Anderson

It is not often that I stumble across a story where the lupus patient is actually the physician. But in this article, doctor Denise Hooks-Anderson of St Louis University's Care Family Medicine, admits her diagnosis. The doctor openly confessed to neglecting to inform her own doctors of her family's medical history. She said that once… Continue reading Share Your Story- Dr. Denise Hooks-Anderson

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Purple Butterfly

Criss Cari Fernandez is today's Purple Butterfly. She lost her mother to Lupus complications on Jan. 6, 2016. Criss found that she too had Lupus when diagnosed in July 2015. Now she struggles with inflammation in her hip that prohibits her from walking. But even though Criss says the disease has completely destroyed her and… Continue reading Purple Butterfly