“I HAVE Lupus, Lupus Does NOT Have Me!”
Mother. Mentor/Coach. Future RN/APN. Lupus Advocate.
My name is Xiomara, welcome to “The Purple Purpose”, and thank you for allowing me to share journey! My goal is to become a nurse practitioner of Rheumatology & Alternative Medicine, sharing my journey, as I accomplish my dream, while living with Lupus. The Purple Purpose started off, as a team name I created, when I joined The Lupus Foundation of America, Tri-State Chapter. After going through many obstacles and setbacks, both mentally and physically, I was starting to give thought to giving up. As a result of everything that had happened, and the toll it had taken on my body, I had decided to take a medical leave of absence from nursing school, pushing my graduation date back a year. I was devastated, but I had to focus on my health, not only for myself, but for my amazing babygirl. I started The Purple Purpose, to share my journey and testimony, live & raw, as I educate & heal myself, holistically & naturally. It’s far from easy, but I am dedicated and motivated, and have the BEST support system behind me. As I educate and heal myself, the more I come in contact with many amazing people, living THROUGH an illness, rather than with it, while accomplishing their goals and dreams. We all have a purpose, my purpose is to care for, heal, and educate others. It is my calling to be a nurse, but in order to do so, I had to take a step back and take time for myself; to do my own research, learn my body, and how to heal it. I have a long way to go, but I promise as you follow, you will learn something new about yourself and your body. Our bodies are our temples, we have to treat it as such. it’s never too late to start a new lifestyle. Keep following my blog for updated media, stories, testimonies, and more, from some amazing people! Thank You for taking the time to visit The Purple Purpose!