Imagine you are 14. Imagine you are a student in high school with top grades. Imagine you play varsity soccer and volleyball. Imagine having the whole world as your playground and a bright future awaiting you. Imagine the dreams of a child.
Then imagine it all change - imagine not being able to spend time with friends, play the sports you love, or even being able to concentrate at school. That's what happened to Whitney Carter. Whitney never had the chance to make a decision about whether to keep her diagnosis a secret - being diagnosed at an early age and withdrawing from athletics, people would notice, she says. So she decided to live her truth.
And we at the Lupus Foundation are proud to be partners in her truth. It’s easy to see why Whitney calls LFNC her second family. “They understand that you are unique. I don’t feel like a failure when I’m here”.
No one should have to feel like a failure because of an illness. And we need your help to make sure no one does. Read Whitney's full story here, and make a contribution.