A Letter from One of Our Members on How She Lives with Lupus

Hello everyone,
My name is Natasha Lising. I’m a fellow SNDA member, and I wanted to take a moment to share my story in the hopes that it will help someone that reads it.

I was diagnosed with lupus at a very young age of 10 years old. It’s been about 11 years since I’ve been diagnosed, and it has been and will always be a big part of my life. Despite the battle I face everyday, I try my best to live my life to the fullest. There are times where I feel like giving up, and times where I feel like life is completely not fair, but thanks to my great health care professionals, and the love and care of my family and friends, they make me feel at ease and feel more optimistic about living.

You can read the rest of my story with this link.
As we know from class, Lupus is an autoimmune illness and nutrition is one of many ways used help control flare ups. I’m comfortable sharing my story with people and I want members to know that they can reach out to me if needed. So why Lupus? Lupus is a very unpredictable and mysterious disease which is also often overshadowed. I believe it does not only affect the person with it, but their loved ones as well.
For this reason I’m leading a team for the “Walk to End Lupus” in Los Angeles on Saturday, September 24. If anyone would like to donate, the donations go directly towards the Lupus Foundation in helping find better treatments or even a cure!  So whether it’s $1 or $5 or more, or even just sharing this link, it will be GREATLY appreciated! And if you’re free on September 24th and want to come down to Los Angeles, you are more than welcome to come join us at the walk! 🙂 
Thank you!!