Fast forward 2016 and learning to enjoy a full life with lupus

2016 has been an amazing year. It is hard to believe Christmas is just around the corner! I began the summer with an MBA class – completing another course in my five-year journey to an MBA – and went on to enjoy two family vacations, and greeted fall with my first 5K. What a sense of accomplishment!

Six years ago – back in 2010 – I was working on remembering major events in my life, walking with a walker, completing simple ...

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Valuing support systems and spinning it into the next step

The thought of becoming a Lupus Ambassador started for me while I was at the 2014 Lupus Walk for Hope and listening to the stories shared by the ambassadors before it began. I thought to myself, “I really want to be in that role so I can inspire others the way they inspire me.”

After finding out that I had the honor of representing the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota as one of their ambassadors, I was overjoyed. I set out on ...

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Raising awareness of the silent warriors and our battle with lupus

When I was chosen to be one of the three Lupus Ambassadors of 2016, I honestly had no idea what to think or expect. I obviously knew the general outline of my expectations based on the role description, but I certainly didn’t know what I was going to experience yet. I met my co-ambassadors and was amazed at their stories, and knew right away we’d make a great team. I found out that being a Lupus Ambassador was honestly as ...

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Uniting for a common purpose

We recently finished the Lupus Walk for Hope and 5K in Plymouth on September 14, Rochester on September 28, and the last event in Duluth on October 5. Time has flown by, as it seems like it was just last week we were in Duluth. I’m grateful to have participated in all three Walk/5Ks and even more grateful my body decided to cooperate with me through the weather, travel, and excitement of it all.

As Ambassador, I’ve had the pleasure of ...

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