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Fundraising for LUPUS UK

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  • Event: Big Fun Run Manchester 2019, 30 Jun 2019

LUPUS UK

We fund medical research to help find a cure for Lupus

Charity Registration No. 1051610, SC039682

Story

3 year ago I was diagnosed with Lupus after a scary time of being hospitalised with tests that seemed never ending, it was a horrible time not just for me but every person in my life as we really had no idea what was going on, just that I was reliant on blood transfusions.

6 months after my diagnosis I got the news that I would be starting chemotherapy because the Lupus had affected my kidneys. The chemo completely ruined my life - three weeks after my initial dose I was hospitalised with a stomach bug. after one month in a hospital bed I had contracted Sepsis. 3 days before Christmas I was allowed home given the all clear. Within a week I was back with meningitis to spend another month in a hospital bed. Finally after my discharge I spent 4 months attending the hospital daily, then every other day etc. until they found it suitable that I could return to work - still being checked on weekly.

2 years on I am still managing my Lupus with chemotherapy and a cocktail of other drugs. Things have gotten a lot easier but with Lupus any day can dramatically change. 

I'm doing this run as Lupus has held my health back so much that I want to try to take control of my abilities and make it to the finish line. 

I am raising money for Lupus UK as there is still no cure, there is no known reason why people develop this disease and even more annoyingly they do not have a management medication specifically for Lupus. 

Please feel free to read my blog from when I was struggling with this disease to understand fully what Lupus is and why I am raising money for this charity.

https://mylupusweb.wordpress.com





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