Lupus: The Battle Within: A Woman's Most Intimate Life Story

Lupus: The Battle Within: A Woman's Most Intimate Life Story

by Valerie Horn


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Valerie Horn is a lupus patient that has been battling lupus for over fifty years. While living in New York City, her parents did whatever they could by taking her from hospital to hospital, until that one special doctor made a difference in her life. She shares her life story with admirable strength and courage, as she takes you through her most precious and private moments. You will follow Valerie's journey from childhood, when she was first diagnosed, all the way into adulthood, as she talks about her marriage and divorce and raising a child. Her leap at love again left her heartbroken in another state, with two more children to raise...alone."Lupus: The Battle Within," is a glimpse into the daily struggle that so many lupus patients face, but may be too ashamed to talk about. In Horn's debut memoir, you are reminded that you are NOT alone. You can persevere like a champion, and leave a "Legacy" for your family to remember forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692692806
Publisher: VJH Publishing
Publication date: 08/17/2016
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Valerie Horn was born and raised in New York City. She worked as a legal secretary for over seventeen years, as well as pursuing a career in real estate. Valerie never let her lupus define her and worked diligently to maintain her goals in life. In 1992, Valerie relocated to Atlanta, Georgia. Valerie is a single parent of three, who has instilled in her children the value of a good education, to be the best that they can be, and encouraged them to always follow their dreams.

Valerie's experience with lupus, from her flare-ups and remission cycles, to all of the diagnoses she has received, has certainly not been easy. She has been coping with this incurable disease for many years and refuses to let it get the best of her. From being a very strong and courageous woman, she has overcome a tremendous amount of obstacles in her life. Valerie is an active participant in the GOAL (Georgians Organized Against Lupus) study project by Emory University's Division of Rheumatology. She attends lupus support group meetings, as well as keeping abreast of all the information given from the Lupus Foundation of America.

Valerie's greatest accomplishment is her first book,
"Lupus: The Battle Within." She shares her most intimate life story battling lupus from childhood to adulthood, while staying positive, and living her life to the fullest. In her spare time, she enjoys writing, as well as her passion for painting, masonry work, and interior decorating. Valerie has many artistic talents. Her love of the beautiful outdoors includes gardening and nature, which always seems to fulfill her.

Valerie's journey, "Lupus: The Battle Within,"
can also be found at her website at

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