The Asheville Local Lupus Benefit is happening this weekend, Saturday May 19, 2012 from 9pm – 2am at the VIP Lounge below Restaurant Solace in downtown AVL. You can RSVP on Facebook through the link above, or just show up at the benefit and purchase tickets at the door. Here is the flyer, please share it and we look forward to seeing you there.
I was born and raised in Asheville, NC. Graduated from A.C. Reynolds. Attended A.B.Tech and received an A.A.S in Radiologic Technology. I attended an applied Nuclear Medicine program at UNC Chapel Hill. Graduated and worked as a Nuclear Medicine Tech for over 8 years.
I began having Lupus symptoms at age 12. It started with severe joint pain and exhaustion. This became gradually worse over the years. I went to doctor after doctor and insisted something was wrong, but no one seemed to listen. It took me 20 years to get a diagnosis of Lupus and 21 years to get a Fibromyalgia diagnosis.
I’ve had an array of orthopedic surgeries, including a total hip replacement last year. Lupus is destroying the connective tissue in my body, but with the support of my friends and family, I feel there are brighter days ahead.