Tuesday, November 8, 2011

She Can't Walk Off Her Court

Thanks to Venus Williams and the publicity that resulted from her Sjogren's syndrome diagnosis, the media response continues. Head over to the Richmond Times-Dispatch for their latest in the In My Shoes series. Author Kelly Wolfsheimer has written an outstanding article which describes the working sjoggie's perspective:

This summer, Venus Williams pulled out of the U.S. Open, revealing that she had been diagnosed with Sjögren's syndrome. 
My first reaction when I heard about it was anger. How was it that Williams got to walk off her court and I didn't? 
It wasn't that I had no empathy. I, too, suffer from Sjögren's syndrome, with an overlap of lupus........ 
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1 comment:

Anita Rowe Stafford said...

Julia, That was a really good article! Thanks for sharing it. I emailed it on to some friends & family hoping it might help them to understand a little better.