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Michael Davis-King, Young Warrior

Whether it’s a stubborn lime tree, taking care of an abandoned kitten during the pandemic, or lupus, remaining hopeful seems to be Michael’s strong suit. While he says he is fairly young and “wanting for life experience,” he does have some major...

Tim’s Story

My lupus story started well before I was officially diagnosed in May of 2013 at 32 years old. I was suffering from joint pain and couldn't understand why, at such a young age, I was having this pain. One day, I woke up to go to work and couldn't...

Ashley’s Fight

My journey actually started at 16 when I was diagnosed with Raynaud's disease. I wasn't diagnosed with lupus until age 21. Since then, it has been an up and down journey with a lot of challenges. I've dealt with a wide range of issues including...

Natalie’s Voice

My name is Natalie, and I have had lupus for about 20 years. Through no genetic correlations, over the years I have developed type 1 insulin resistant diabetes, Hashimoto's thyroid disease, gastroparesis, nerve damage, fibromyalgia, gallbladder...

Dee’s Advice

My life is a three-ring least that is what it feels like some days. I never know what the day may bring or if my body and mind will cooperate. Having lupus means the immune system is overactive and tends to fight healthy tissues and...

Amanda’s Strong Support System

Meet the Dorsey & Knill Family! Amanda and her troop 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...

Kim’s Contributions

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...

Kiara Herbert’s Supportive Daughter

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...

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