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The Helena Alexander Lupus Awareness Foundation is hosting it’s 3rd Annual 3-Mile Walk

I’m honored to introduce my phenomenal, fascinating, inspiring, motivating, kind, glamorous omg I can go on with the adjectives to describe her to you, but let me add she’s a fighter, and her name is Helena Alexander.
You wouldn’t believe that we met on Facebook from a simple like and she has been an amazing support to me during the hardest time of my life.
Helena is a true sister friend.
As you all know I love fashion and traveling, but this Chic here is a true Diva, I’m not on her level lol. Every time I see her, she’s slaying the scene; she makes gym clothes look good! I keep telling myself I can fit her clothes and waiting for the day to raid her closets.
I remember one day we were chatting about taking a girls trip to the islands and I mentioned Jamaica, I have a few times and love it there. Helena said ”Oh, no I’m talking about Belize, Dubai, islands in the Dominican. If you loved Jamaica just wait until you see the waters where we are going! We’re going to travel!” She upgraded me and I been dreaming bigger and better ever since and not only in the realm of material things, but living and loving.
As I mentioned, we met via social media,and it feels just a genuine as my relationship with my friends I met in person. From post to events she supports and encourages me. And witnessing her life if only through my screen has helped pull me out of my depression. Helena lifts our spirits on days I’m certain she’s not feeling well herself. She ends written and verbal communication with the words I love you!
I’m so happy that our lives were destined to come together. I’m so busy tell y’all about our sistership that I forgot to tell you that Helena suffers from the autoimmune disease, Lupus.
Lupus is a complex autoimmune disease that causes inflammation and can damage any organ of the body with life-threatening consequences. I know the effects of this disease oh too well, I watched my Nanan, my Godmother Jeanne Robinson suffer mentally and physically from it. Once a New Orleans beauty queen, Lupus took her self esteem and physical appearance. She used to cry because she couldn’t recognize herself. Lupus took her body on a terrorizing and painful roller coaster ride to her grave. I never told Helena that she reminds me of my Godmother. But one would think they shared the same gene pool, from skin tone, eye color, personality, and fashion sense, Helena resembles my Godmother. She died when I was 18 years old…
I now have the opportunity to walk in honor of her because of Helena’s annual race, plus I get to support and fight for a cure alongside Helena.
The Nola Chic and the fabulous Helena Alexander

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http://www.helenaalexanderlupusawarenessfoundation.org/

The following statements and photos are directly from Helena, and I’m confident you will feel moved by her words and how she’s determined to live with a smile on her face. She’s my inspiration and I hope that I can be like her when I grow up. 🥰💜

The Helena Alexander Lupus Awareness Foundation is hosting their 3rd Annual 3-Mile Walk on May 18, 2019 9:00 am in Audubon Park at Magazine st. New Orleans, LA No Registration fee Sponsored by Helena Alexander EXPERIENCE THE MOVEMENT

I’m a celebrity for Lupus! ( COME JOIN THE WALK ) I am on a mission to raise awareness for lupus a disease that has no cure for it. A disease that is invisible and take several tests to be diagnosed. Some people had lupus for several years before they been diagnosed with Lupus. ( I will educate my community in New Orleans Louisiana and around the world on Lupus. ) This’s My Mission and Dedication!!! For your family and friends with Lupus. We have to do this together!!! It is in my spirit to get it done!!! Helena Alexander Lupus Awareness Foundation ( Nonprofit ) My Smile is my Logo! Love y’all 💜

http://www.helenaalexanderlupusawarenessfoundation.org/

I’m a celebrity for Lupus! May 1 : Lupus is an unpredictable, and complex autoimmune disease that causes inflammation and can damage any organ in the body with life threatening consequences. I will be giving information regarding Lupus every day the month of May. This is my priority in my life to educate my Community and city here in New Orleans Louisiana on Lupus Awareness. My Smile is my Logo! Helena Alexander Lupus Awareness! Love Y’all 💜

http://www.helenaalexanderlupusawarenessfoundation.org/

I’m a celebrity for Lupus! May: 2 Ninety percent of the people who develop lupus are female. Males also can develop lupus and their disease can be more sever in some organs. Get educated on Lupus. Don’t forget to smile at someone today’s. Support Lupus Awareness!!!! Helena Alexander Lupus Awareness Foundation. My Smile is my Logo! Love Y’all 💜💜💜

http://www.helenaalexanderlupusawarenessfoundation.org/

I’m a celebrity for Lupus! Getting my liquid gold. This’s your Cup of Tea for Today’s!!! I’m Excited!!! Today is the beginning of Lupus Awareness Month. I will be educating y’all on Lupus Awareness everyday the month of May. Every 30 minutes around the world someone is diagnosed with lupus. I’ve been diagnosed with SLE Lupus for 34 years I have been through it all with lupus, and continuing to fight this disease that has no cure. ( “ There is no cure for Lupus “ ) this is my priority and dedication in my life to educate my community in New Orleans Louisiana and around the worlds on Lupus Awareness. ( I need your help to join me on this Mission!!! ) Support Lupus Awareness in join the Walk on May 18, 2019 Helena Alexander Lupus Awareness Walk in Audubon Park at 9 o’clock am New Orleans Louisiana. Hope to see y’all. Support your family’s and friends. No registration fee!!! everything is provided for you. Come an participate in the walk! Let us continuing to grow each years supporting the Lupus Awareness Walk in our Community in New Orleans Louisiana. We can do it!!! Helena Alexander Lupus Awareness Foundation. My Smile is my Logo ! Love y’all Thanks!!! 💜

helenaalexanderlupusawarenessfoundation.org
The Helena Alexander Lupus Awareness Foundation is hosting their 3rd Annual 3-Mile Walk on May 18, 2019 9:00 am in Audubon Park at Magazine st. New Orleans, LA No Registration fee Sponsored by Helena Alexander EXPERIENCE THE MOVEMENT

I’m a celebrity for Lupus!

helenaalexanderlupusawarenessfoundation.org

My Smile is my Logo! Love y’all 💜

I’m a celebrity for Lupus! Website helenaalexanderlupusawarenessfoundation.org My Smile is my Logo! Love y’a

The Helena Alexander Lupus Awareness Foundation is hosting their 3rd Annual 3-Mile Walk on May 18, 2019 9:00 am in Audubon Park at Magazine st. New Orleans, LA
About:
The Helena Alexander Lupus Awareness Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 2002 by Lupus Survivor Helena Alexander. The foundation promotes awareness for Lupus in New Orleans, Louisiana with the promise to educate everyone around the world about the disease.

Please visit The Helena Alexander Lupus Awareness Foundation to sign up for the walk and more information on the foundation.

http://www.helenaalexanderlupusawarenessfoundation.org/

A native of New Orleans, who left her beloved New Orleans to spend twenty years of living in the land of Minnesota Not So Nice. Minnesota was full of opportunities but would learn that the soul of the state and the people who made it was just as icy cold as the temperatures. After the years and my 40th birthday flew by, I decided it was time to pack up my youngest child and come back to my roots, my birthplace the city that not only birthed me but gave me life. I would not be who I am without my New Orleans beginnings. I am all things that would challenge the belief of growing up in New Orleans. I was a 16yr old teen mother of a premature baby born with a severe medical disability. And only With the help of my mother, was it possible for me to BE! I was able to endure and survive the obstacles laid before my child and me. In a city that was built by my family, but did not allow for us to reap the benefits I overcame. Charity Hospital was my second home — a building filled with miracle workers who made it possible for my daughter to have life. I have lived a life of rainy days with peeks of sunshine, that are my children, including those not of my womb. I'm the proud mother of three and a grandmother of three. My dream was to live the life of the nursery rhyme of ”The Old Lady Who lived in a shoe,” and for the most part, I did. I cared for several children over the years as a special needs foster parent. I would learn that my love was not enough for some children, but I loved them through their pain. I'm not sure if I ever had a case of true love or came close to what love looks like on television, but I had my share of men and the mirage of love. I survived two abusive marriages. Though I longed to return to New Orleans on a daily bases, I must admit my move was one of the best decisions made for me. I am a college graduate; I was a successful entrepreneur. I coowned a soul food restaurant and catering company in Minnesota for 12 years. I developed the talent of creating custom cakes after the murder of my beloved cousin Melvin Paul. He survived Katrina only to go to Minneapolis six months later to be murdered over a parking spot dispute. But with the challenge of creating a simple wedding cake, I was able to find healing. I created the House of Cakes in honor of him. Minnesota life had me pretty materialistic. I worked to the point I do not remember much, but work and handing my children love money. I thought by having the big house on the hill, a husband, having a family, the ultimate provider and being involved in all things that matter, plus having the funds to match would cure me of what I was told was a generational curse of lack of everything from money, love to even self-love. But for the most part, that life poisoned my heart and soul. I was blinded by visions fed to me by the media. I was told I wasn't anything unless I was better than the Jones's. I lived being ok with a broken, bleeding heart. Life like this did not exist in my family while living in New Orleans from what I viewed with my eyes and soul. We may not have had all the things I acquired over the years, but we were happy, we were together. Family outside of New Orleans wasn't family anymore. We lived separate lives and had awkward moments when we bumped into each other in public. I hated living in Minnesota even though life their helped me in so many ways. I felt deep down the only way to repair it was to get back to my roots, my soul, my home, myself, my New Orleans. I'm here, and I love it. Even being in the so-called Blighted Area of New Orleans and not having all the financial and material security, I'm happy. I am determined that She, yes, New Orleans is a woman is just like me; together, we will overcome and will rise from all that tried to kill our spirit. Nothing like starting from the bottom and making your way back up!. I just know in my heart that New Orleans will provide for me. There's a bank account with funds in it owed to me by way of back pay for my ancestors. And I will receive my inheritance, and I will continue the traditions and customs of the old to keep the heartbeat of New Orleans beating. I'm down in the boot, living the life that feels right to me awaiting my destiny...

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