It’s known that lupus doesn’t discriminate. It can affect anyone, anywhere, of any age or gender. But lupus tends to affect females most often. Children and teenagers, included. This was certainly Frankie’s experience.
Frankie Quarles was a competitive cheerleader for four years. Over time, she would come home complaining of pain in her joints, muscles, knees, elbows — pretty much all over her body. Her mother thought she was just tired of cheerleading and didn’t want to continue with it. But it wasn’t that simple, Frankie had real symptoms of lupus.
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