State: Missouri
Chronic Condition: Lupus

“Advocacy is so important to me because I feel like if we don’t share our stories, our struggles and stand up for ourselves, no one else will. No one else is going to have the same story as you or feel the same way about things that you do. Until we stand up and start a discussion about our conditions, we can’t expect anyone else to understand what we deal with on a daily basis. The only way there will ever be change, further research and new treatment is if we stand up and advocate for ourselves and those who are battling chronic conditions.”