Olympic Athlete Champion Determined to “Win” Despite Lupus

We will be rooting for soccer star Shannon Boxx as she goes for the gold at the upcoming Olympics in spite of  her lupus.

Since her diagnosis in 2007, Shannon is determined that the disease does not define her. Shannon went public about having lupus in April during an interview with ESPN. In a phone interview from England, she told USA reporter Janice Lloyd that she wants people to see her playing through the disease and to encourage them to stay active.