Hundreds of El Paso residents participated in a nationwide walk to end lupus in east El Paso.
“We need to get some really good rheumatologists to come into town to really study the disease,” said Kristy Montero, who has the disease.
According to the Lupus Foundation, lupus is an autoimmune disease “that can damage any part of the body,” including skin, joints and organs.
An estimated 1.5 million Americans suffer from the disease.
“We need more medication,” Montero said. “There is actually no medication for lupus itself. It just battles some of the symptoms but there’s nothing that really cures lupus.”
Several groups raised more than a thousand dollars for Saturday’s walk.