Archive for: December, 2014

Empire State Building Goes Purple

by Gabby

Empire State Building

New York shows it’s support for Lupus and Lupus awareness by making the Empire State Building light up purple!!! These are the kind of things that show fighting for Lupus is all worth it and can bring everyone together to fight for such a worthy cause. I want to do things like this in my…



Outlets 8/4/14

by Gabby

Ribbon

No matter what you are going through in life, I believe everybody needs an outlet. My outlet has always been music. If I’m upset, stressed, or had a rough day I know listening to music or playing my guitar can center me again. Finding that outlet can be a real key to a healthier, happier…



Hope 7/22/14

by Gabby

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Hope. It is so strange that such a small word can give such strength and power to those who believe in it and have it. I believe everybody should have hope. When life throws you a curve ball or gives you a disease like Lupus, you learn that in these hard times that some things…



Why Not Me 6/29/14

by Gabby

bandtogetherforlupusawareness

When you are going through a struggle like Lupus I think asking a question like why? isn’t helpful. I never have asked why, I have always said why not me? I believe I was given this disease to help others and explain to the world that Lupus is. You could drive yourself crazy asking yourself…



Being The Best Version Of Yourself 6/5/14

by Gabby

This is an photo of me and my malar rash

Appearance is one of those things where with Lupus you look fine from the outside for the most part, but it is attacking everything that is good on the inside such as your body’s own tissues and organs. One thing that I firmly believe in is being the best version of yourself. I cannot control…



Continuing To Fight 5/27/14

by Gabby

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Lupus is one of those things that some days you can feel better than others. The accomplishments that you achieve during some of those rougher days are sometimes a bigger accomplishment because you knew that during the rougher times you persevered and that is a triumph on its own.



Thanking My Army 5/26/14

by Gabby

bandtogetherforlupusawareness

When I was in sixth grade I started with all of these Lupus symptoms, although some of my health problems started when I was born. One thing that is constant with all the people that are eventually diagnosed with Lupus; they all start out with doctors telling them “Oh it’s just growing pains.” or “I…



What Lupus Means To Me 5/23/14

by Gabby

LupusAwareness

Lupus always makes things in life interesting but you have to keep on going on and keep a positive outlook on life. You make jokes where you can and learn to appreciate the little things that some people may not think to be as celebratory. I have always said that you need to learn how…