Michele Casto : Her Story in Her Own Words
My story is similar to many other Lupus patients I have met. I spent years being misdiagnosed, dismissed and desperate for answers. Unfortunately, I missed out on treatment in those early years. Having Lupus does not only affect the individual, but also everyone who is involved in their life. Every day is upredictable because of the uncertainty surrounding health issues. However, I truly believe that “trying” to have a positive outlook on the situation is beneficial. Participating in the Lupus Walk is an inspiring journey of hope. I help raise money for the walk because the support that I have received from the Lupus Foundation has been a blessing. The information and encouragement I have received is immeasurable. We need to continue to do all we can to both raise awareness of Lupus and work toward quicker and more accurate ways to diagnose.