It has been almost a year since I applied to the Lupus Inspiration Foundation for Excellence scholarship, and it was definitely one of the best decisions I’ve made! After receiving a very generous scholarship from the Sjögren’s and Lupus Foundation of Hawaii, I was able to provide my parents with some financial help in supporting […]
May Is Lupus Awareness Month!
What is Lupus? Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body). Chronic means that the signs and symptoms tend to last longer than six weeks and often for many years. In lupus, something goes wrong with your immune system, which is the […]
Illness is a teacher. While I would have preferred not to have been diagnosed with lupus, I have gained much wisdom and valuable friendships since. In late October of 2015, I developed a rash on my forehead and the middle of my upper back. I initially suspected an allergic reaction to something I was eating […]
The Day We Met……Mallori’s Story
Lupus and I met a couple of months after my 17th birthday. Can you imagine a life turned upside down as a senior in high school after being diagnosed with a mysterious disease like Lupus? Having never heard of the condition myself I didn’t know what to expect, I only knew what I was feeling […]
Anissa’s Journey With Lupus
My name is Anissa LeeHang and I was diagnosed with lupus a week before my 11th birthday in 2007. I used to refer to my disease as a curse, however I now look at is as a blessing. My life was completely altered when I received my diagnosis, especially being that I was so young […]