Tuesday, May 10, 2011

World Lupus day

I was "introduced" to this disease when my sister in law, Jewels,  my brother's wife got diagnosed.  I remember that it all began with a rash she started getting on her face. She went to many different doctor's and put on different creams before she was finally diagnosed with Lupus.

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body, like your skin,joints and organs. Basically, this is a disease that attacks your immune system, it makes you feel weak and tired. One of the most important things to know about Lupus is that it is not contagious. You can not "give" or "catch" Lupus from anyone. Also, Lupus is not related to any type of Cancer or HIV( Human Immune Deficiency Virus) For more information click here.

Its estimated that about 1.5 million Americans have Lupus.  This is a disease that can affect  men,woman and children, but it strikes mostly woman between the ages of 15-44.

My intention with this post, is to simply bring a little awareness and to show my support. There are many great resources available, like for example, www.Lupus.org I found this one to be the most helpful and the one with the most information.

Today, May 10th is world Lupus day and its  a perfect day to learn more about Lupus and  show your support by wearing  PURPLE.

Jewels and I Thanksgiving 2010

Today I will be wearing PURPLE  for Jewels.  Who will you be wearing PURPLE for?

1 comment:

Sarah said...

What a gorgeous post - so informative. So wonderful that you're so supportive, and thanks for sharing it with us! (I've always wondered with Lupus was, and now I know! :D)