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Michael Davis-King, Young Warrior

Nov 5, 2020 | Patient Stories

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May 15, 2021
  • Southeast Cleveland Support Group

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    May 15, 2021  11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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  • W.T.Y.L. WebTalk for Young Lupians

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    May 15, 2021  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    This event is available for adolescents (ages 8-18) who are affected by lupus and their guardians/loved ones. Leslie Tierney, the LFA, GOC's VP of Operations, Patient Navigator, and Registered Nurse, will be on our Facebook page.

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May 17, 2021
May 18, 2021

Whether it’s a stubborn lime tree, taking care of an abandoned kitten during the pandemic, or lupus, remaining hopeful seems to be Michael’s strong suit. While he says he is fairly young and “wanting for life experience,” he does have some major takeaways from his experience with lupus. “I think that the most important thing to carry with you is a lot of patience. That and don’t be afraid to be a little out there, embrace the strange creative side every once in a while, and toss some lighthearted fun into those serious conversations. I find that it makes visits to the doctor a lot more palatable. Don’t stress out about anything. Stress is something I have to manage with lupus, and honestly, it was easier to just throw out worrying. As long as things are getting done when they need to get done, everything will be fine. There have been so many things that I worried about for nothing, especially when it came to lupus. Whatever happens, happens, it’s way easier to just roll with it.”

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May 15, 2021
  • Southeast Cleveland Support Group

    Clock IconDate & Time of Event:
    May 15, 2021  11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Marker IconEvent Location:
    About the event:

    CLICK HERE FOR FULL EVENT DETAILS

  • W.T.Y.L. WebTalk for Young Lupians

    Clock IconDate & Time of Event:
    May 15, 2021  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Marker IconEvent Location:
    About the event:

    This event is available for adolescents (ages 8-18) who are affected by lupus and their guardians/loved ones. Leslie Tierney, the LFA, GOC's VP of Operations, Patient Navigator, and Registered Nurse, will be on our Facebook page.

    CLICK HERE FOR FULL EVENT DETAILS

May 17, 2021
May 18, 2021

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