A Lupus Love Story from BlackDoctor.org
Originally posted on BlackDoctor:
Meet James & Tracy Spraggins. James, or PJ, is a professional musician and Tracy is a special education teacher. They’ve been married for 10 years. Tracy has been dealing with Lupus since the age of six. Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that, in Tracy’s case, makes her body’s immune system attack her kidney functions. After Tracy’s kidney functions dipped below fifteen percent in late 2013, her name was placed on the National Kidney Transplant list. According to the Living Kidney Donors network, there are over 93,000 people waiting for kidney transplants of their own and the list has average wait time of six to seven years. In an effort to help Tracy in any way he could, James decided to go through the extensive evaluation process of being a kidney donor to Tracy.
Now 39, Tracy was six when she was first diagnosed with the chronic inflammatory disease which affects her…
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