What It’s Really Like To Be A Parent With A Chronic Illness

A guest commentary posted by Huffingtonpost.com tells the story of Dawn Baker-Williams and her decades-long journey to obtain a correct diagnosis of lupus. In a survey conducted by the Lupus Foundation of America, it was revealed that, on average, people with lupus live with symptoms six years before they are about to obtain a lupus diagnosis. During this time period, they often go untreated or treated for the wrong condition, contributing to an accumulation of organ damage that can put the individual in a life-threatening situation.

Read Dawn’s story on huffingtonpost.com.

Written by World Lupus Federation

The World Lupus Federation (WLF) is a coalition of lupus groups around the world who work together to improve the quality of life for people living with lupus, their family members and caregivers.

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