As a teen with lupus, I felt very alone, like I was the only person my age with the disease. But teen lupus isn’t actually that uncommon. According to the Lupus Foundation of America:
Lupus develops most often between ages 15 and 44. However, between 10 and 20 percent of cases develop during childhood and these cases can evolve more rapidly into serious health complications.
Yesterday I added my “Voice” to the LFA’s online album of lupus stories. I shared my Butterfly Lessons philosophy and a brief snipped of what my life as a teen with lupus was like. Please check it out at http://bit.ly/JIOAcy and add your own story.
Take care and share your voice,