Thursday, July 21, 2016

Georgia teen battling Lupus in search of kidney donor


A Georgia teen is forced to spend her summer indoors rather than outside with friends as she waits for a kidney and takes upwards of 20 pills per day. Mychel Cunningham Armour, 16, was diagnosed with Lupus at age 9, Fox 5 Atlanta reported.

The teen suffers from high blood pressure, seizures, kidney and heart issues, and is currently undergoing chemotherapy.

“She won’t stop,” Jacqueline Armour, Mychel’s mother, told Fox 5 Atlanta.“We’re like, ‘Lay down, you just had chemo,’ she won’t stop. She wants to move, she wants to go.”

The family has had some experience with the autoimmune disorder as older sister Elantra Cunningham was diagnosed with a milder form of it in 2014. She told Fox 5 Atlanta she helps push her sister through her illness to make sure she keeps up with school. Continue reading

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