Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease. The range of symptoms is widespread which makes it difficult to diagnose, taking an average of seven years for patients to get an accurate diagnosis. Since this is a disease that can affect anyone, not even celebrities – and their loved ones – can escape it.
The Lupus Foundation of America shared this video where you can watch Ian Harding, a well-known actor from the TV show “Pretty Little Liars”, share his lupus story. Ian grew up watching his mother fighting this devastating disease which can affect any part of the human body. The actor talks openly about how his mother’s diagnosis in 1994 shaped his life and that of his sister.
Even though this is a pretty common disease, there are still a lot of misconceptions about it and information about lupus needs to be spread. So, what’s a better way to spread the word about lupus than with the help of celebrities?
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