May is World Lupus Awareness Month and Em’s goal is exactly that: get more people to know more about lupus.
“As we celebrate lupus awareness month, let us help the public to understand that disability comes in many forms, and having an autoimmune disease like lupus is one of them. Just because lupus patients look well on the outside it does not mean that they are okay on the inside,” Emmeline wrote in her caption.
She educated her followers how serious of a disease lupus is that it could even cause kidney damage and failure.
“If the brain is affected by lupus, patients may experience headaches, dizziness, behavior changes, vision problems, and even strokes or seizures. Lupus may also affect the heart, the lungs, the joints and other organs of the body. These are just some of the pains that people with lupus are experiencing. It may appear invisible to you but to people with lupus, these pains are real, heard and felt,” she explained further.
In her case, Em’s lupus condition has affected her kidneys and blood.
“Many people say I don’t look sick at all, and maybe it’s because I don’t let lupus get in the way of what I want to do and become. But mostly, it’s because the manifestations of lupus are usually not apparent,” she said.
She then cheered lupus warriors and assured them that they are not alone.