Saturday, May 21, 2005

Time To Help Others In The Lupus Family

It has been nearly three years since my sister, Suzie, passed away from Lupus. The pain and hurt still exists for many of us but we've carved out new lives and paths with her memory in mind with time as our only medicine. Recovery from the tragic loss of a loved one is a long term affair for sure.

With the Lupus 5K Run/Walk tomorrow in Saratoga, it is time for families like ours, who have regained their strength to help those whose collective souls have been torn apart.

Attending tomorrow's 5K will be the family of Beatriz Elena Corbera-Hammack who passed away from Lupus last month at the age of 32. Their group, Team Bea, will be the largest memorial contingent at the event.

Her husband has created a memorial website I was haunted by the similar biography and photos to that of my sister. I propose a similar project to honor Suzie's life and struggle with Lupus.

Please remember this family and others who fight this horrible disease everyday.

11th Annual 5K Walk/Run for Lupus sponsored by NBC11.
May 22nd, 8am
West Valley College, Saratoga, CA.