Personal Stories

Listen to the stories of these individuals affected by lupus, shared to further illustrate what the disease is and the impact it has. These stories were recorded for Cory Cove’s 24-Hour On-Air Marathon to benefit LFM and were aired in and out of commercial breaks.


Becca, a 17 year-old girl, shares her advice for those who also have lupus, and empathizes with them when trying to explain the disease to others.


Meet Deb, who was diagnosed with lupus at 38. Even though she may look just fine, she describes the internal pain she experiences as a result of lupus.


Katie describes the biggest struggles she’s experienced with her lupus diagnosis, but despite these challenges, she conveys a positive message: There’s Hope.

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Kristi describes the biggest decision she and her husband made related to her lupus: getting pregnant.

Kristi was diagnosed with lupus at 17. Ever since, she’s been actively stressing the importance of raising awareness and funds for research because it’s her way of “fighting back.”


Sometimes different events can trigger lupus. Hear from Mara, a 28 year-old doctoral student, who describes what’s really helped her cope with her lupus and shares some advice that helps her focus on living with the disease.


Meet Mike, a father whose athletic daughter was diagnosed with lupus in 2011. Listen as he describes the shock he and his family experienced as a result of his daughter’s diagnosis.


Pat isn’t “the typical lupus patient;” she was diagnosed at the age of 46. Listen to the two pieces of advice she has for those trying to cope with lupus.


Regan explains her interest in learning more about the drugs available to people combating lupus, and goes on to describe the different ways people can get involved and become advocates.


Terri shares her reason for participating in the annual Lupus Walk for Hope and 5K Run, and explains why a positive attitude helps her get through anything.


Winter describes the struggles she experienced when she was a student and all the unanswered questions she has about lupus. Learn why research is so important to her.


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