Lupus Lesson: Advocate for Yourself and Others

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Systemic lupus erythematosus, also known as lupus, is a chronic, non-contagious autoimmune disease that can affect and weaken any part of the patient’s body. People diagnosed with lupus are affected by having their immune systems attacked by the disease.

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Lupus patients need to speak up for themselves – because if they don’t, who will? In this video, shared by Emory University in 2011, meet Medina Bolton, a participant in the Lupus Support Group that meets at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, and Kim Schofield, a lupus patient advocate. Listen to them while they discuss how they feel about their condition, why they feel they should speak up for themselves and why other patients should do as well.

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