Yes, I hurt. Yes, I’m tired. I will be exhausted after the walk, but…
I walk because I can.
I’ve had lupus for over 20 years. It has disrupted my life, caused pain and physical damage to my body and changed me. For all the things I’ve lost – freedom, mobility, energy, opportunities – I have gained a family in this community, a family that is passionate about helping those living with lupus and bringing an end to this disease.
I walk for my family and friends.
They have walked through this journey with me and because of chronic illness, I have given less of myself than I would like. They have seen me on days when I have great pain and little energy. They have missed me when I couldn’t participate in everyday activities. They have loved and supported me.
I walk for others affected by lupus.
We are in this together. You already know that lupus is difficult to diagnose and a challenge to live with. We support each other and united, we have a loud voice to bring awareness to this unpredictable disease.
Please join us to solve the cruel mystery of lupus.