"This picture was taken at our first lupus walk in Birmingham, Alabama on June 9, 2012. I, Darcy Walker am the one with the wolf stick and I have Systemic Lupus Eurythematosis (SLE). For those of you who don't know what lupus is it is an autoimmune disease. It can attack any organ in your body at any time and yes, you can die from this disease and there is no cure. I also have other autoimmune diseases as well. This is not uncommon. People with autoimmune disease, lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, Scleroderma, etc., need a very good support system in there life. I thank God first of all. He is my most important foundation and friend. Then there is my family and friends. Without them, it would be almost impossible to live with this and the other diseases for sure! If you notice I look healthy on the outside. Most of us do. But if you "flipped us inside out" you'd probably run and scream! LOL! Please do me a favor. Read up on Lupus. You never know if a family member or a loved one may be hit with this illness at some point in their life. I pray they don't. I feel other than singing God has called me to make people aware of this awful disease. Together I believe "we can truly shrink this disease into nothing!" To Custom Ink -Thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me to create such beautiful Tshirts for such an awful disease. We wore them with pride. I was able to wear it honoring my friend Charlotte who lives in Savannah, Georgia and also sadly has lupus and in memory of my girlfriends sister Debbie who passed away from this horrid disease. I, my friends and family will always have this Tshirt as a reminder of our very first lupus walk. Their will be more to come until there is a cure. Until then I will only order my tshirts through Custom Ink.Thank you Custom Ink and to my wonderful family and friends! God bless you and everyone who took the time to read this! Stay healthy!
- marci_darcy (Jun 11, 2012)