I would like to thank Crowning Lupus and staff for selecting me as the 2016 Warrior [Program recipient].  2016 was one of my most difficult years ever dealing with Lupus.  I have been dealing with Lupus  for 17 years and never dealt with dialysis or antibiotic pc line until December 2016.  I was able to come home with a nurse monitoring pc line for 6 weeks but it was still back and forth hospital stays because I could not keep my hemoglobin stable.  The pc line medication was $100 per week not including the cost of other medications.  Being chosen as the Warrior [Program Recipient] is such a blessing.  This program is one of the best I have heard of because having to buy medications while dealing with your illness, is a burden on your family financially and mentally.  However, to know we still have loving people out there like the people who work with Crowning Lupus is a blessing .  I hope this program continues to grow and bless others.

Leslie Foreman
Supporter of Crowning Lupus

Since the creation of Crowning Lupus, I have seen first hand the impact it has had on thousands across the state. The grassroots efforts have touched those affected in an inexplicable way. The use of social media, on-air media appearances and community events has helped inform the community on an illness that is often misunderstood or unheard. I look forward to not only seeing the growth of this organization but continuing to support it. 

Janet Parker
News Anchor (WACH Fox)

The work that Jade Nealious and Crowning Lupus are doing is truly amazing. For me, as someone who was also diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, to see Jade take a negative situation, and turn it into a positive is truly inspiring. Crowning Lupus has motivated me to get involved in the community, and find ways to help those affected by diseases like lupus. I look at Crowning Lupus as not just a leader in the fight against lupus, but also a leader in the fight against all diseases. I feel privileged by the opportunities to support Crowning Lupus and their efforts in any way possible. 

Randy Roper
Supporter of Crowning Lupus

Crowning Lupus/Give Lupus Royal Treatment has impacted my life in such a way like never before. Not being very knowledgeable about Lupus at first, but learning that my sister/close friend Jade Nealious suffers from this disease made me research the cause and affects of Lupus. The awareness really allowed me to understand that this disease is very common and that no one is exempt from it. Just seeing and hearing about the pain that people suffer from really allowed me to be there like never before for anyone that experience this disease. I thank the entire Crowning Lupus organization as well as Jade for opening my eyes and allowing me to become more aware of this disease and I fully support Crowning Lupus/Give Lupus Royal Treatment!

DJ Loui Vee
Supporter of Crowing Lupus

Jade has been an inspiring advocate in educating and raising awareness of Lupus to South Carolina residents. I've known her since college, and what she has been able to achieve in that time span is very admirable. Back then, she was a full-time student and advocate, but has since grown in becoming a successful leader for the Crowning Lupus organization. Jade and Crowning Lupus have been vastly expanding their repertoire throughout this past year. They are working hard to help those with lupus know their options through support groups. They are bringing Lupus awareness to the forefront in Aiken by hosting its first ever Lupus walk this May. They frequently hold fundraising events like the fashion show and sports games around South Carolina. The great thing about Crowning Lupus is that it encompasses all aspects of Lupus through these measures, not just one angle. With such a successful 2013, I eagerly await to see what Jade and Crowning Lupus will bring to the new year. I am looking forward to assisting with and participating in the Lupus Walk this May. I feel very honored to be working with such a reputable organization and hope to help advance Crowning Lupus's mission statement this year.

Christina J. McClelland
Supporter of Crowning Lupus

Crowning Lupus has bought so much awareness to the SC area where at once Lupus was rarely heard of or acknowledged!!! Since Crowning Lupus begun, lupus awareness and the importance of how it affects each individual is getting noticed! It's great to see how Crowning Lupus has changed and is continually changing lives!!! 

Tanesha Davis
Supporter of Crowning Lupus