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We are One


If there is one thing I’ve learned through the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation, it is we are not alone. (Though, honestly, I feel like Lupus is a lonely disease, since we all battle it differently). This picture, which was created from words submitted by lupus patients on the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation Facebook page, is powerful, full of life. We are one. A unity. The words prove it.

I wasn’t surprised to see the biggest words as negative. Expected as usual, of course because the reality is, Lupus sucks. It’s painful, exhausting, overwhelming and mysterious. But it is so much more. Why? Because it is us. We are together in this. We are courageous! We are hopeful and persistent! Blessed and strong and no, we will not give up.

Inspiring. Imagine if we can all change our perspectives and encourage each other. I’m not saying it’s all going to be positive and sure, we will break down occasionally. There’s nothing wrong with that- as long as it doesn’t overpower us.

Stay empowered!

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Lupus Awareness Month!

Happy Lupus Awareness Month!

I’m challenging you this month. That’s right- a challenge. Up for it?

Bring your A game in this photo contest for the month of May.


A picture of you or you and a group (include your pet if you want) raising
lupus awareness! Dress up! Be silly! Have a lemonade stand! Be that person
waving a sign on the side of the road! Have fun with it!
Add a little blurb about what you did, if you raised money and who is in the
picture with you! Make it fun! Keep it real! (No lying, please!)


No lying! Please don’t say you raised a certain amount of money and didn’t
do anything (cheaters aren’t fun!)

Don’t say you did and then didn’t. That’s not fair to other contestants

If you do raise money- send the check to the SLE foundation with the
memo: Lupus May awareness challenge

What to do:

Email the picture and blurb before May 30th! The winner will be
announced on Thursday, June 5th!
Email: allie.lupusloop@gmail.com

The winner’s photo will be on the SLE Facebook website and there will be a prize! 

Good Luck! Have fun!

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