This meetup group is for anyone who has been diagnosed with lupus or have a family member or friend that is diagnosed with this disease. I have just recently been diagnosed myself and I am at lost. By forming this group, I thought it would give me the strength, positivity, new friends and information that I will need to live with this disease. And I know that there are others on the East side that feel the same way. The reason I set this meetup for those who live on the East side is because Lupus can truly steal your strength and driving far is just another thing that I don't want to deal with. My goal is to get together with others and create an environment of normalcy within my life again, even if its now a new normalcy due to the disease. I want to have fun again. I want to be active again. I want to laugh more. And I want to be with others who want the same thing. Lets go for walks together, let's share our thoughts together, let's get creative, let's create a support system that will allow us to even cry together when needed.