Lupies Meeting Face to Face
Lupus can be an isolating disease and many of us have never met another lupie in person. No matter how much information we can find, it can be lonely, when we’re the only wolf-bait we know, one on one. Talking with others who share similar challenges and experiences can be educational and empowering.
Meetup.com has posted information on a lupus community event called International Lupus Meetup Day. On Tuesday, March 16 at 7:00PM, people with lupus and others affected by this disease will meet in their communities worldwide. So far, 202 people in 53 countries from America to Vietnam have signed up to host local meetings and get to know each other.
There’s no information onsite telling who started this global lupus get-together and no indication that any lupus affiliated organization is directly involved. It seems to be a grassroots, ground-level movement. If you’re interested in meeting with other lupies who live in or near your area, you can check out Lupus Meetup
If you’d like to meet with fellow lupies on a regular basis, the Lupus Foundation of America has volunteer chapters in communities in the USA and around the globe. LFA has been around for a very long time, connecting us to each other to share information and lend support. Check out LFA’s Chapter Locator
and International Groups
at the home site and find out about the benefits of joining in.