What is Lupus?

Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the body is attacking itself. It can be debilitating and have painful and devastating effects on the whole body including the skin, bones, joints, and vital organs. The disease disguises itself in other diseases, making it hard to diagnose and even worse to treat. There are as many varieties of how the illness presents itself as there are patients suffering from it. It can seem impossible to explain the disease and many lupus patients find themselves in emotional and physical states that can be damaging to their health, relationships, profession and overall quality of life.

Who we are and what we do

Lupus Friends and Family was built on a patient-to-patient platform providing support and resources needed to motivate and inspire patients to keep fighting. We spread love and lupus awareness and facilitate patient events and free online and face-to-face support group meetings. We are a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization accepting tax deductible donations in order to make a difference in lupus patients’ lives.

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Be the inspiration and motivation! Your story might help someone else. Share it with pride. Email us your story here!

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Live Support Groups

You might need someone who understands what you are going through. Someone might need you. Join our support groups online or in New York CityRead more here!