Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Someone You Know has Lupus
Right around the time I was born my mother was diagnosed with Systemic-lupus-erythematosus also known as SLE. Upon this diagnosis she was also given a prediction of two years to live. She took that prediction to heart and while she did live for another 25 years, she lived in the shadow of this terrible illness. She was never able to work and the multiple number of medications she took compromised her immunes system even more. In December of 1999 my mother succumbed to her illness. Since 1977, October has been Lupus Awareness Month. In honor of my mother and in support of the millions who have this disease, I am selling an assortment of handmade purple items in my etsy shop. All proceeds from the sales will be donated to the Lupus Foundation of Southern California. Please take a moment to check out my etsy shop to see if any of these items tickle your fancy and if they do not please consider donating to the Lupus Foundation of America.