Sharon knows she is lucky to have had family living in the US who correctly & quickly were able to diagnose her but thousands in Kenya do not have this luxury. Sharon has already started a support group. There is a group on Facebook too. With already nearly 5,500 members, this isn’t a small issue. If you or a family member or friend suffer from the numerous types of Lupus, pass the word on.
I’ve been speaking with Sharon today, our fantastic Managing Trustee in Nairobi, Kenya. I wanted to share her story because its a powerful one. Published by the wonderful Lupus.Org, of the DC-based Lupus Foundation of America the story explains plainly the problem in Kenya of a lack of education in even the most highly trained medical personnel.