Samantha, May 2009
This is my wonderful, goofy, giggly, sweet niece Samantha during her treatment for Lupus. This included "...lots of lab work, doctors' appointments, ultrasounds, a kidney biopsy, IV therapy, and too much medicine."
Sam is not defined by this illness - even when she was undergoing treatment, she, encouraged by her parents and a wonderful teacher, still attended her dance recitals.
Samantha, May 2010
She still has Lupus, despite looking like her old self again.
She calls me Puma, I don't know why, but it's hilarious. Back in 2008, I was her best friend. She said so.
Since this is my blog and I can do whatever I want, Aunt Puma's making a plug for a donation.
Please help find a cure for this disease.