Crossword debut

My mom was doing a crossword puzzle a few weeks back, and she ran across the following clue:

"A 5 letter word for a common autoimmune disease."

How about that!

Of course, "lupus" was the answer, and she wasted no time filling it in.

Are we coming up in the world or what!

Perhaps the tide is changing. Within the span of about 6 weeks, my sister-in-law wrote me to say that she'd seen a television ad about lupus in the Philadelphia area, and my dad phoned to say that he'd seen several billboards along the highway in Indiana that were part of the "Could I have lupus" campaign. Add to that Love Simple, the recent feature film where the female lead character had lupus, and now the crossword puzzle, and lupus has practically become a household word.

Here's hoping!


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