I've been diagnosed with Lupus SLE for 5 years. Being diagnosed at 13, having multiple hospitalizations, and having to change my lifestyle because of my illness was very difficult. Now I hope to influence other young people with lupus and raise awareness. Lupus comes in all shapes and sizes and no 2 cases are the same. There are currently 1.5 million people in America and about 5 million world wide living with lupus and still no cure. The money will be going to The Lupus Foundation of America, which is the only national force devoted to solving the mystery of lupus, one of the world’s cruelest, most unpredictable and devastating diseases.