State: California
Chronic Condition: Lupus, Sjogren’s syndrome

I know one of the most important things that I can do as an advocate is to bring people together. I believe health is freedom and a chronic illness means facing the reality that you may never get that freedom back. While this can be an incredibly isolating experience, no one has to go through this alone. I have been inspired by the strength and compassion that other advocates have shared with me, and now I hope to do the same for someone else. I want to empower others to keep pushing forward and to have courage and faith that regardless of their conditions they are capable of incredible things.