Watch, listen or read the stories of these strong and spirited individuals. Their stories are all different, but they all have one thing in common: the desire to maintain a positive outlook as they manage life with lupus. Their determination will amaze and inspire you.
HEAR FROM THE COMMUNITY
Rena: I would tell others not to give up hope, to remember that there’s always something or someone to fight for, even if you don’t realize, if you don’t think that there are people that care about you, or if you don’t think that you’re important, you are important to someone.
Regina: I always feel like there’s hope with this, and I think that’s probably one of the biggest things that you need to have when you have lupus long-term, is to really relish the day. Before lupus, I was carefree and careless as I was running through life. But now I appreciate everything. I appreciate the fragrant smell of flowers, the beautiful sunshine outside, and I think those are the things that help you to feel better, and feel well.
Carrie: Nature inspires me. Awe-inspiring mountains, steep cliffs, crashing waves, blue skies, clean air. The sheer beauty and power of it all make me want to enjoy life abundantly.
Persha: My 2-year-old son inspires me. He is such a happy and intuitive boy. I had such a great and healthy pregnancy. I feel that he is my miracle and my reason to fight even harder.
Linda: My parents inspire me! They both have been through difficult times and they never seem to let things get them down and always remain positive and supportive of each other’s challenges.
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