"Sjögren’s is a complex and often invisible disease. As a patient, I was misdiagnosed many times and my symptoms got progressively worse to the point where I couldn’t play professional tennis anymore. I understand the daily struggles and the strength it takes to open up about your journey, but I also know the support and education that is created by awareness. I applaud all the patients who shared their stories during Sjögren’s Awareness Month and everyone who is living with this disease. Your stories have inspired me, and I encourage all patients to continue to talk about their disease and make their health a priority. You are not alone."
- Venus Williams
Thank you Venus Williams and everyone who supported Sjögren’s Awareness Month. Our #ThisIsSjögrens campaign was created to highlight the many faces of Sjögren’s, because as patients, you are the voice and face of the Foundation. It is the collection of your experiences that truly portrays this complex disease.
We hope you enjoyed the 30 stories shared by real patients in this year's 2022 campaign. If you missed our daily posts, view a recap of the 30 posts here. And even though the Awareness Month is over, every day is an opportunity to start a conversation about Sjögren’s and how it affects you. We encourage you to continue to look for ways to get connected to the Foundation and add your voice to ours as we work to conquer the complexities of Sjögren's and transform the future for all patients.