Living with the Wolf and Surviving Lupus
This book from Liz Shaw-Stabler brings passion, guidance, and hope to those people suffering from chronic illnesses. Liz has spent decades battling systemic and discoid lupus, facing the challenges of living day after day with this insidious disease. She has faced many near-death experiences including two ectopic pregnancies; a pulmonary embolism and kidney failure, which resulted in a near-miracle transplant. Liz is greatly admired by all who know her and consider her to be a fighter, dedicated not only to overcoming personal challenges, but also to bringing health care to people of color, a group that has long been disproportionately affected by lupus. Liz is a professional educator and a passionate advocate, devoting countless hours to creating The Center For Lupus Care - which provides education and support groups for African-American and Latino families, a community that needs better access to comprehensive health care and health education.
This book is another step in the battle. Read it to understand, to learn, and to discover how one person can influence the battle for personal and public health. Finally, read it to be inspired and to be moved to action. "This book and its author are national treasures," says Bevra H Hahn, MD Professor of Medicine and Chief of Rheumatology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Hahn continues, "Lupus is a life-altering experience and the wisdom being provided to our teachers and mentors can be enabling and empowering."