Shay is a Future Mrs. Fitz:
The Lupus Foundation of America is the only national force devoted to solving the mystery of lupus, one of the world’s cruelest, most unpredictable, and devastating diseases, while giving caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact. Through a comprehensive program of research, education, and advocacy, we lead the fight to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus.
My mom was diagnosed with lupus when I was 7. And while I’ve always known about lupus, I understand it now as an adult. I also now recognize all that my mom has done to support me as she continues to fight through her illness.
I have been working with the Lupus Foundation of America for the last two years to raise awareness of lupus and funds for research and education programs. The advocacy work I do is in honor of my mom. It’s just one way for me to say “Thanks mom!”