…she’s the toughest little thing I’ve ever met, even with the needles…She’s on the honor roll, playing volleyball and softball, living life. She has all this joy. In the beginning lupus was winning. But now Cori is.”
While not as well known as other autoimmune diseases, Lupus is a very serious, chronic, life threatening autoimmune disease that can affect virtually any organ of the body. African Americans are 4 times more susceptible to lupus than Caucasians.
Because symptoms of the disease vary from patient to patient, lupus can be difficult to recognize. It causes inflammation of various parts of the body, especially the skin, joints, blood and kidneys, extreme fatigue, joint pain, kidney, heart, lung and blood dysfunction.
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