Courage is finding out about my lupus and accepting it as part of
my life. Courage is using medication as a means of survival and
still being happy regardless of the circumstances. Courage is
dedicating myself to my health and making hospitals my second home.
Courage is having a painful lupus flare ups in the morning and
going swimming in the afternoon. Courage is not viewing lupus as a
form of limitation, but a way to expand my view on everything.
Courage is being happy despite anything that could be wrong with
me. Courage is accepting that being unique can be a good thing.
Courage is accepting that I may not be able to do all that I've
been able to do, but that won't stop me from being who I want to
be. Courage is accepting that despite my condition, I am stronger
than most. I will never let my lupus determine my happiness or the
outcome of my life. I will live as a lupus fighter, not a lupus
victim. I have lupus, but it doesn't have me. -Bethany Sousa
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