Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Miss Oklahoma

So apparantly Miss Oklahoma caused a bit of a stir amongst the lupus community due to some comments she made at the Miss America Pageant the other night. While I did not see it live, I have been informed by some people on Twitter (www.twitter.com/Alliance4Lupus) that she said that through the grace of God she was cured of lupus.

Not surprisingly this caused a minor outroar because as we know, there is currently no cure for lupus. The fact is she had drug induced lupus and therefore once she stopped taking the offending drug, her symptoms disappeared. She should have made this much more clear. As it was, she left many people who probably were completely unfamiliar with lupus with the faulty idea that it could be cured.

Here is a link to an interview she did where she mentions lupus.

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