Lupus Patients Greatly Benefit from S.L.E. Lupus Foundation Services, Reports New York Newspaper

Bronx residents battling Lupus — systemic lupus erythematosus (S.L.E) — have found a better way to cope with their disease by turning to support groups.

“Sometimes it’s hard to get here, but it means a lot to get here,” said Claudenette Romero, a member of Lupus Cooperative New York, the Bronx division. “I see the faces of the people that are going through the same challenges…and I just thank God that they open their doors and welcome me.”

Lupus Cooperative New York is designed to educate and to provide a support system for people diagnosed with systemic lupus.