Today I am SO excited to announce that Little Dove Portraits will be one of the silent auction donors for the Lupus Foundation of America – the Lone Star Chapter’s Gala coming up this September. This is this is a cause that is very dear to my heart because of my own personal battle with Lupus.
Two photo sessions will be up for grabs – one family session valued at $495 AND one newborn & family session valued at $595. There will be plenty of other sponsors auctioning off great items in a night of western elegance that includes casino games, wine pull, and a lot of fun entertainment.
For years I had been experiencing strange pain symptoms on and off, but never considered that I had anything physically wrong with me. “I must have slept wrong..” I often thought to myself when I woke up feeling stiff and sore. Making excuses for myself and why I was feeling the way I did was constant in my world. It was totally normal for me to fall asleep drinking my afternoon coffee! I may have been in my 30’s but my body felt like I was much older. Brain fog? Yes – all the time! Fever would sometimes take over my body out of nowhere and my joints would throb with pain, but then it would disappear as mysteriously as it began. I was tired all the time, but “what mom isn’t tired..?” I would tell myself.
It became where I was incapable of carrying out simple tasks like changing my daughter’s diapers and buckling her into her carseat for the pain in my hands. Even picking up a coffee mug or my camera was no small task without using both hands and gritting my teeth. Then finally in January 2018 I heard my doctor say three little words that changed my life, “You have Lupus”.
Things changed for the better as I got on medications, but I will never be cured from it. Many women are afflicted with this horrible autoimmune disease and I love that I am helping raise money and awareness to a cause so near and dear to my heart. Click below to learn more about this event and purchase tickets for an evening of fun!
2018 LUPUS GALA
Saturday, September 22, 2018
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The Great Wolf Lodge Grapevine
100 Great Wolf Drive
Grapevine, TX 76051