I had the pleasure of seeing Olympic soccer player (and fellow Notre Dame graduate) Shannon Boxx present an award at the Lupus Gala this past spring. Boy, did she look impressive up on that stage! She was in the best shape of anyone in the whole place - and it was so cool to know that despite lupus, she was and is an amazing athlete. What an inspiration!
My sister-in-law kindly forwarded me this interview with Shannon Boxx from CNN Health, and it's a great article. You can read the entire interview here, but I love the part about why she's recently come out about having lupus. She sets the bar for all of us - if SHE can get out there and talk openly about her disease, so can we!!