May 19, 2010

Strength from a Footstep...

All it took was a few footsteps and I was reduced to tears...
                                                                                                                                      My Sister Nicole
It all began on thee 8th of May, 2010 at the Piedmont Park in Atlanta Georgia at 3pm sharp, people from far and wide gathered to show support in all different kinds of ways, but mainly to Walk for Lupus with the Lupus Foundation of America: Georgia Chapter for about 1.5 miles.                                 

A woman woke up, organized her friends and drove several miles out of state to stand strong and walk for a cure that is affecting millions of people all over the world. Lupus; an auto-immune disease so severe that some are completely incapable of moving let alone walking without excruciating pain. That woman is my SISTER.
                                                               


 As I looked through the amazing photos they captured that day, it was almost impossible not to get emotional. People of all ages, big, tall, large and small all came together to support loved ones. Stories were swapped & new friends were made.




     
                       


My ATL Walkers of Support!
THIS is why support groups are SO important to people living with Lupus. We all need to feel that we aren't alone, that there is at least one person somewhere out there lifting us up. Many may not quite understand the pain we feel each day, or the struggles we fight to 'Never Give In', but that doesn't matter quite as much as the effort you took to show loving support.

For the full Piedmont Park Lupus Walk album and other awesome information about Lupus Awareness, please visit our Friends Againt Lupus Face-book page!

Remember, Never underestimate the power of your actions. You'd be amazed how many people with living with Lupus are strengthened by just a few footsteps of support!



5 comments:

  1. This is so true! Such a beautiful post. What a gift to have such wonderful people in your life.

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  2. Wonderful post, babe! That's awesome that you have a supportive sister! Her steps that she took for you, truly is the best gift she could give. If my sister walked for me, I'd be brought to tears too.

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  3. :) I was here to show support for your walk and I'll forever be around looking out for you. Wonderful work your sis did, keep your head up and keep fighting daily. *besos*

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  4. Except she didn't only walk for me. That day she called me before the start & said she was walking for me and all the lupies who couldn't. It was for US, we can all share the tears as well as the support :)

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