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The Fight for the Lupus Cure

Organized by: Amanda Barton

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5 Million World Wide are Suffering from the debilitating illness we call Lupus. Help all of us raise awareness and find the cure! Hello, My name is Amanda Barton, I am 24 years old. I was diagnosed with Lupus in 2011, since then I have been pretty lucky. Up until a few months ago, I started getting more noticeable symptoms. I now need Iron Infusions and I am on 2 different medications to slow illness down. I am here to raise awareness and donations to get the research that is needed for our cure! A little bit about what Lupus is: Systemic Erythematosus Lupus is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. It can affect the skin, joints, kidneys, brain, and other organs. The cause is unknown. There are also 4 different types of Lupus. Discoid, Drug Induced, Neonatal, and Systemic. The symptoms of this illness can be debilitating, very hard to control and extremely painful. Those include but are not limited to, a butterfly rash (one of Lupus trademark symptoms), fatigue, photosensitivity, uncontrollable shaking, arthritis, kidney disorders and much more. There is so far no cure for SLE. Right now, my symptoms are a lot better then most that I know with Lupus. A lot of patients have to go through physical therapy, chemotherapy, get iron infusions or many other treatments to make it a little easier to deal with. Sometimes when those options don't work we have to take multiple medications at once to control the symptoms temporarily. My Goal: The purpose of my Lupus Fundraiser is to raise enough money to send to Lupus Foundation of America so they can research the possibility of a cure. Throughout the past week, I have been asking for small $5 donations. All donations go to the Lupus Foundation of America to raise awareness and research to find the cure. Please help the millions of people suffering from this illness, be a hero and donate today. Thank you very much, Amanda


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