Healthy Living

In Your Own Words: Sharing Your Lupus Journey

"It taught me strengths I didn't know I had before."

Debbie McClymond of Clinton, Missouri shares “My heart is strong and my spirit is alive. I am saddened to have been diagnosed with lupus but it has taught me strengths I didn't know I had before.” Margaret Sanchez was suicidal at one point. Now she feels “blessed to be alive”. Veronica Chavez shared, “Even when sick, just consider it a hurdle that you need to get over. Never give up. It's given me strength to keep trying. It's made me look at life differently.” Lupus taught Katina McMichael of Waycross, Georgia “to live life second by second, when I used to just say, day by day.”