Hello and thank you for clicking the page, my name is Schantta Sheppard and I am the founder of My Journey to a Healthy Life and I have Lupus. I was first diagnosed in 2010 with Lupus after being rushed to the hospital because I became so weak that I could not lift myself out of the bed. My heart was pounding out of my chest and I was sweating so profusely that you would have thought I was sitting in a steam room. Not to mention how hard it was to pick up the phone and make a call for help, due to the trimmers in my hand… Since then, I have been doing much better, but I know there is no known cure for lupus, but with your help, by giving a donation will help the fight towards finding a cure.
I’m Walking to End Lupus. Join Me?
Imagine a day when doctors can say, “There is a cure for lupus.” Until that day though, there is work to be done. That’s why I’m taking action in the fight against lupus. Join me as I participate in Lupus Foundation of America’s Walk to End Lupus Now™ in [city] to raise critical funds for the estimated 1.5 million people living with lupus in the United States.
Will you make a donation to help me reach my personal fundraising goal of $250.00 and support the Foundation’s efforts to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus? A generous contribution of $25 or $55 can make a definite impact. What’s more, if your employer offers a Matching Gift Program to employees, you may be able to double your contribution with just a little bit of paperwork. Trust me, it’s worth the effort! Every single dollar counts.
Did you know?
•Lupus is a mysterious and misunderstood autoimmune disease. It strikes without warning, affects each person differently, and has no known causes or cure.
•Lupus symptoms can be severe and highly unpredictable and can damage any organ or tissue, from the skin or joints to the heart or kidneys.
•While lupus can strike anyone at any time, 90% of people living with lupus are women. Women of color are at especially high risk.
•Only one drug has ever been developed and approved by the US Food and Drug Administration specifically to treat the disease.
Together, we can solve the cruel mystery of lupus. Thank you for your generosity!