Help us find the cause and cure for Lupus - a debilitating, life-threatening autoimmune disease. We provide health education, support services, public awareness and fund research.
In January Julie called our toll-free number nervous and frightened. She had recently been diagnosed with lupus and didn't know what to expect. She had experienced debilitating joint pain and stiffness for years and now her doctor told her that her kidneys had become seriously involved. Her doctor offered little information about her disease. Her neighbor told her it was fatal.
We reassured Julie and answered her many questions. We sent her several relevant medical articles as well as the full listing of articles (750+) and books available from our library. We also referred her to one of our 28 sub-chapters that offered our education class and held regular support group meetings. She visited our extensive website often and participated in a chatroom with other lupus sufferers.
Two months later, Julie called again to tell us how much our information had helped her. The education class helped her understand the disease and the local support group and website chatroom provided an outlet for her frustrations. Julie is now successfully living with lupus.
CFC funding allows us to continue providing vital education and support services to thousands of lupus patients and families each year.