Thanks to close friends and connections to Lupus Alliance, I have an opportunity to have my lupus Nephritis examined by a Lupus specialist (Dr. Levine of New York City). My appointment will happen in November. After being diagnosed in 2010, my kidneys have ups and downs due to Lupus. I will eventually have to have both my kidneys transplanted. We don't know when but I'm not going to wait around for them fail. There are treatments available that I have not tried. Insurance will not cover doctors outside my area. Because of the high expenses and travel costs, I'm going to try out this process! I appreciate all of the love and support I have received in the last six years. I couldn't have come this far without you. Love to all. -Mia
My number one supporter: Dad.
Littlest brother. Always making me laugh.