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In the latter part of 2016. I was diagnosed with Lupus SLE (A chronic and complex autoimmune disease, lupus can affect the joints, skin, brain, lungs, kidneys, and blood vessels, causing widespread inflammation and tissue damage in the affected organ), and before that in 2014 I was diagnosed with Conversion disorder (which is a psychological condition in which a person has blindness, paralysis, or other nervous system (neurological) symptoms that cannot be explained by medical evaluation). Just recently they have also diagnosed me with Fibromyalgia (Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals).
Please note I do not let any of this affect me and my daily interactions with the Benefit Hub. I wanted to tell my story because people often wonder why I do this. I know what it is like to suffer from a terminal illness, and other disorders that affect your body on a daily basis that you have no control over. So, because I have no control over this part of my life. I have decided to take control over what I can control, and that is helping people in their time of need. A terminal illness is no joke. It truly messes with your mind. The first question you have is. “How long do I have?” or “Is there a cure?” You don’t think that it will ever happen to you until it does. At first you are in shock, then denial, and then you avoid it all together and act as if this isn’t happening. Then you come to terms with it and either start fighting it or just accepting it.
You can choose to fight it but that to me does no good. I choose to accept it, and do things that I believe will help me since I can’t take medication because my body rejects it. I try and take other things naturally that help with the symptoms. I have always wanted to help people all my life, and I never seemed to figure out what my calling was until I found out that my nephews friends wife had a rare form of Leukemia, and that is when all of this started to happen. I felt the need to reach out and help her. Even if I only raised a couple of hundred dollars that money would help her with medical expenses or even food for her family. It was worth a shot.
Through it all I learned some things. I learned that people in general are good and they want to help. So, I wanted to put together a good team of members that have that passion to step out of their own comfort zone and help others. I figured I can’t do this alone, and I want to share with others my passion for these individuals, and their families. I am fighting the good fight, but I am also loving what I do, and that is putting others before myself. Won’t you be a part of the Benefit Hub? Help us help others! Please ask me how to become a member! If you don’t have a business and want to support the cause please donate. It does help!