Lupus survivor brings inaugural Lupus walk to Lubbock - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/27/09

Lupus survivor brings inaugural Lupus walk to Lubbock

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Lupus is a strange disease that's easily misdiagnosed because it can move around and damage any part of the body.  It's particularly dangerous when it's diagnosed in young people, like Lindsey Aldous, who was diagnosed at the age of five. Thursday on HealthWise at 5, we heard that it's a miracle that Aldous is in remission at age 17.

"If it wasn't for the money that goes to the experiments and the experimental treatments then Lindsey wouldn't be here with us today. She was given a year to live when she was five. Five years ago they gave her 95% mortality before she graduated from high school. And then we started the experimental treatment, two years ago she went into remission and has been off all, but one medication," said Suzie Aldous, R.N., and mother of Lindsey.

If you'd like to join the effort to help kids like Lindsey, and thousands of adults who suffer from Lupus, the first annual Lupus Walk in Lubbock is set for Friday morning.  Registration is at 8 a.m. and the walk starts at 9 a.m. at the Buddy Holly Recreation Area which is at Cesar Chavez Dr. and North University.

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