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To spread knowledge and awareness of Lupus

    1. billie macdonald
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      billie macdonald

      palm coast, FL

You know.....we didn't know much about Cancer....untill we started educating, learning, funding and researching it.......now we know so much more than ever and can cure many cancers.....but without SOMEONE....SOMEWHERE..deciding to spread the awarness we would not know what we do today and continue to learn......Having said that.....why should it be ANY different for LUPUS???

This disease is personal for me....but also for the millions upon millions of people suffering in the dark and their families and friends. 

It is my personal goal to educate any person I can on Lupus....raise AWARNESS...and funds for research. 

Chances are somone you love has Lupus.....and chances are GREATER someone you love will devlop LUPUS!

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can affect various parts of the body, including the skin, joints, heart, lungs, blood, kidneys and brain. Normally the body's immune system makes proteins called antibodies, to protect the body against viruses, bacteria, and other foreign materials. These foreign materials are called antigens.In an autoimmune disorder like lupus, the immune system cannot tell the difference between foreign substances and its own cells and tissues. The immune system then makes antibodies directed against itself. These antibodies -- called "auto-antibodies" (auto means 'self') -- cause inflammation, pain and damage in various parts of the body.Inflammation is considered the primary feature of lupus. Inflammation, which in Latin means "set on fire," is characterized by pain, heat, redness, swelling and loss of function, either on the inside or on the outside of the body (or both).For most people, lupus is a disease affecting only a few organs. For others, it may cause serious and even life-threatening problems. Although epidemiological data on lupus is limited, studies suggest that more than 16,000 Americans develop lupus each year.The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) estimates between 1.5 - 2 million Americans have a form of lupus, but the actual number may be higher. More than 90 percent of people with lupus are women. Symptoms and diagnosis occur most often when women are in their child-bearing years, between the ages of 15 and 45.In the United States, lupus is more common in African Americans, Latinos, Asians, and Native Americans than in Caucasians.
I HAVE LUPUS BUT IT DOES NOT HAVE ME!!!

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    • james m nordlund FARGO, ND
      • almost 6 years ago

      Hiya All,

      Happy holidays.  Thanx for the efforts, friends, your work here is impressive.  An injustice to any is an injustice to all, "we, the people...", can't allow it  :)   For e.g., the fundamental thing taught by Jesus was destruction and murder are of no profit or pleasure, something almost all supposed Christians are anti-thetically opposed to, as is your gov't; and a gleaning from Native American teaching, et al, all life are needed threads in the fabric of life.  Put your shadow behind you, give the gift that keeps on giving, a hand to a sister and/or brother :)  The more art is given, the more it is, as is life.  Very cool site, I like it, even though I've only been on it for a couple days, and, unlike many others that are similar, this one's 'buzz' seems to be keeping it growing; which is necessary.  A twig of poetree :)  


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      I look forward to hearing from you. Goodbye. For those interested :) "of or pertaining to the morning, day: relating to or happening in the morning or in the early part of the day (formal), (Mid-16th century, from late Latin matutinalis, from Matuta, goddess of the dawn.)". 

      Matutinally Yours, 

      james m nordlund    reality (aja) :)

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    • Vinod Bodhankar PUNE, INDIA
      • over 6 years ago

      Feel together, heal together

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    • Christina Lawson COLUMBUS, OH
      • almost 7 years ago

      I am a Lupus patient.....THIS IS MY LIFE!!!

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    • Tammy C. DUBUQUE, IA
      • almost 7 years ago

      I have SLE and so does my best friend, as well as, many new online friends I have met in recent months. This is a great commitment to make. I believe baby steps have been made in the over 15 years since I was diagnosed when it comes to awareness but there are still FAR too many people who have no clue about this disease and it's effects. Thanks for the telling me about your group!

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    • Debra Xiangjun hayes ADDISON, IL
      • almost 7 years ago

      Because many other systems of medicine have better means of addressing it and healing it. Other parts of the world have known about lupus for more than a thousand years before us, understand why it attacks differently and have seen it from a molecular level and treated individually.

      It does not affect ethnicities or persons in differing geographic locations in the same manner of proportion.

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