"You are so brave and quiet, I forget you are suffering." -Ernest Hemingway I'm a 23 year old spoonie, living with lupus. I was diagnosed three years ago at the age of 20 and since have grown and learned so much about my life. With the help and support of my family, friends, and boyfriend I have made it through this experience with a smile on my face and love in my heart. When you surround yourself with beautiful people, life is better.