Friday, May 18, 2012

Nappy Friday & Lupus Awareness Day

Hey HAWTies Hey,

We made it through another week!!! It hasn't been an easy week for myself but I Thank GOD that I got through it but you know it never as worse as it seems. And I'm truly thankful for him pulling a friend & her family through a battle with her lupus this week! I've been knowing Markisha since High school & we won't say how long that's been LOL but for as long as I've known her she has always been a great spirited person to be around & when we connected on FB I was happy to see she has a beautiful family & is a dedicated & extremely loving mother! But I learned just recently that she was diagnosed with lupus a while back & For you HAWTies not aware of what lupus is...

Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the body's immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissue. This results in symptoms such as inflammation, swelling, and damage to joints, skin, kidneys, blood, the heart, and lungs.

Under normal function, the immune system makes proteins called antibodies in order to protect and fight against antigens such as viruses and bacteria. Lupus makes the immune system unable to differentiate between antigens and healthy tissue. This leads the immune system to direct antibodies against the healthy tissue - not just antigens - causing swelling, pain, and tissue damage.

Now you would never ever think that Markisha has this disease from her timeline! I mean this number one mom is always doting about her children! From cooking her tail off, seriously y'all I ain't tastes it YET! but I can tell by the pics sista can throw down! To supporting every activity her kids do! Very dedicated & hands on mom. That's why it shocked me to hear she was under the weather. I was able to gain more knowledge from the site Markisha's oldest daughter Monica made in her honor. Check it out HAWTies, grab the tissues cuz the love of her mother shines through in her words ......

Since today is National Lupus Awareness day, Markisha asked her friends to wear purple in honor of support for the day & ......


All day I've been told how pretty I look & I've taken that opportunity to tell everyone around about Lupus & Monica's site. Had Markisha not had this I would've never educated myself in the disease. Please everyone keep Markisha & her family in your prayers & please if your able to please donate!!!

Thanks for reading HAWTies smooches til next time.

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