The stories and experiences of my family and mother who lives with this currently incurable disease.

My family deals with a disease called Lupus. I capitalize it because if I don’t I lose it on the page. That’s how easily it slips by.

What is Lupus? It’s an autoimmune disease where your white blood cells confuse healthy tissue for viruses and send antibodies to fight them. There are two types (that I know of) being, Skin, and Systemic.

My mom has Systemic Lupus. This means that it will go anywhere in her body, usually focusing on vital organs, and attack them on a flare-up. She has almost died from complications of Lupus 3 times. …

Victoria Cervantes

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