“I JUST didn’t want To know”

WKND - - Health -

Lu­pus first came into my life at the age of 10. I wasn’t di­ag­nosed at the time, but that’s when the symp­toms be­gan. One of those symp­toms was that I couldn’t go out into the sun, with­out com­ing down with fevers or heavy nose­bleeds. But I live on a Caribbean is­land — I couldn’t avoid the sun!

I started ex­hibit­ing a lot of blue- black marks on my skin: my fore­arms, belly, thighs… I know now that they were in­di­ca­tors of some­thing go­ing on in my blood, but my mom and I didn’t have that knowl­edge back then.

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