As you know, I have Lupus. And you may know that May is Lupus Awareness Month. The past couple of years, PJ, his co-workers & I have taken part in Put On Purple for Lupus Awareness.
This is so dear to my heart. I would love for everyone to leave a comment pledging to wear purple on Friday, May 17th to help raise awareness…and at the end of the month I might have a little “Thank You” surprise, by way of blog badge, profile pic or Facebook cover photo.
I don’t want anyone else to have the memory of sitting in their doctor’s office crying & begging them for help as they try to convince their doctor to believe them. I have that memory, and I start to cry every time I think back on that day. I can still hear the desperation in my voice, I can still hear PJ start to cry with me, and I can still remember wanting to give up in that moment. You have no idea how happy I am that I didn’t, but at that point, my fight was gone. I’m blessed enough to have someone who made me want to fight, but not everyone has that. I don’t want the lack of understanding & awareness of Lupus to take someone else’s fight out of them.
We need more funding for research, we need more sophisticated testing, we need a cure. And the only way to get all that is through raising awareness.