Our Story

Lupus Friends & Family was founded by Charlotta Norgaard (a lupus patient herself), who was saddened that so many people were loosing hope, motivation, and the ability to fight. She made it a point to share her extensive knowledge from the healthcare industry and arm patients with the knowledge, the positive attitude, and the tools to win the battle against lupus.

Charlotta created an online support group focusing on spreading love, support, and resources. The online community has become the place of resource for lupus patients and their loved ones, home of true friendships, a place where you can voice your concerns, ask questions, knowing you will be met with kindness and understanding. We share our stories and successes. “I want to encourage lupus patients to keep going. Find the motivation to keep fighting. If you can’t find that within yourself, come to us. We need you as much as you need us”, says Charlotta.

Our group is based on staying active, maintaining a positive outlook, and encouraging our family members to build each other up with smiles and advice. This online forum became the basis for a live support group. The group meets in Manhattan, New York, NY and Springfield, IL on a regular basis and welcomes lupus patients, their caregivers, friends and family.

Lupus Friends & Family also creates informational and fun patient events throughout the year. Sign up for our calendar and event details here!

Furthermore, we are currently looking for revolutionary out-of-the-box ways of pushing lupus research and treatment forward. We plan to create or participate in clinical studies that will help lupus patients lead higher quality of lives. Details to come soon.