This fundraiser is important to me because, I have been battling lupus for the past 14 years. Over the last 5 years, this disease has gotten progressively worse. 3 years ago, I had a doctor's appointment, that day I was told that my kidneys are failing and I had to start dialysis immediately. That was one of the worst days of my life. Now at the age of 28 I am currently on home dialysis and working on getting a transplant. I would like to help raise money to help find a cure for this horrible disease!