Professional Soccer Player and Olympic Gold ... - Lupus

The Lupus Foundation of America's Summer Issue of Lupus Now® Magazine highlights athlete's journey as a professional soccer player living with lupus. Shannon Boxx, a 34-year old professional soccer player from California, has dedicated her life to scoring goals -- both on and off the field.

Interview: Olympic Soccer Star Shannon Boxx Bringing ...

Apr 18, 2017· Shannon Boxx. Some other facts about lupus: Approximately 200,000 Americans live with SLE [x] with nine patients out of every 10 [xi]; African-American women are 3X more likely to get lupus than Caucasian women [xii]; Lupus is 2X more prevalent in Asian-American and Latina women than it is in Caucasian women [xiii]; Lupus patients suffer more than physicians perceive.

Shannon Boxx — Lupus Trust UK

Dec 26, 2017· Shannon Boxx was diagnosed with lupus in 2007 when she was 30 years old. At the time she was playing for the U.S. National Soccer Team and had begun feeling extremely fatigued; regular training sessions left her with joint pain and muscle soreness. She went public with her lupus …

Professional Soccer Player Describes Life with Autoimmune ...

Sep 07, 2020· Lupus is also three times more likely to occur in African American women than white women. Boxx, for her part, is a biracial woman, so her gender and ethnic background may have played a part in developing autoimmune diseases. Moving Forward with Chronic Illness Shannon Boxx plays in a friendly soccer match against Brazil's women's team.

Team USA's Shannon Boxx: Life & Soccer with Lupus

Jun 09, 2015· Despite taking approved steroids in the tournament, she still experience fatigue and muscle ache. After the 2007 World Cup™ in China, Boxx was diagnosed with lupus. Lupus is the name given to a group of chronic immune diseases. It affects about 15,000 Canadians-approximately one …

Lupus fighter & World Cup champion – Shannon Boxx!

Jun 06, 2016· became the rock that Shannon relied on, "I just had … was my support," Boxx said. Then in 2010, Shannon's Lupus seemed to go to another level of symptoms. The fatigue was worse, practices became harder and she would …

Shannon Boxx: I want a cure | Lupus Foundation of America

Shannon Boxx: I want a cure. Lupus is unpredictable. It strikes when you least expect. When I became pregnant after my doctor gave my husband and I the go-ahead to start a family, I was always worried about something going wrong. That's why I'm such a big supporter of the Lupus …

Shannon Boxx // Strong of Heart // University of Notre Dame

Her name is Shannon Boxx. She is a veteran midfielder, a three-time Olympic gold medalist and a graduate from the University of Notre Dame. And, since 2007, she has lived with lupus, an autoimmune disease with no known cure. By refusing to let lupus define her, Boxx defines herself: She is a fighter, a competitor and a symbol of endurance.

Shannon Boxx discusses her incredible journey to World Cup ...

Mar 09, 2021· Shannon Boxx discusses her incredible journey to World Cup glory beyond the debilitating impact of lupus 09/03/2021 by Rich Laverty 0 W hen Shannon Boxx picks up the phone, she is in the middle of home-schooling her daughter, so much so she has to briefly jump away from the phone mid-interview to remind her she soon needs to be on another class.

Famous Faces with Lupus - UMass Med

Aug 14, 2019· Shannon Boxx. During the year 2007 when she was diagnosed with lupus, Shannon Boxx was 30 and still playing for the U.S. National Soccer Team, with which she had won gold medals at the 2004 Athens Olympics, the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and the 2012 London Olympics.

Kickin' Back with Shannon Boxx – Equalizer Soccer

May 12, 2021· Three-time Olympic Gold Medalist and World Cup Champion Shannon Boxx has become a fierce advocate for lupus awareness, having won multiple medals with the U.S. women's national team while navigating her diagnosis. She discusses her journey with lupus, her passion for equitable youth development, her playing career for club and country, diversity (or lack thereof) […]

SHANNON BOXX & LUPUS AWARENEWSS MONTH | FAME! …

May 02, 2013· In 2011 Shannon Boxx made it public that she suffered from lupus – she had been diagnosed in 2007 when she was 30 years old. Her symptoms were typical extreme exhaustion from doing the same workouts she had become used to over the previous years.

Living with Lupus - Shannon Boxx Shares Her Story ...

Jun 09, 2017· June 9, 2017 on Living with Lupus – Shannon Boxx Shares Her Story. Former Olympic soccer player Shannon Boxx has hung up her cleats to take on a new role… as an advocate for Lupus Awareness. Boxx played for years on the Women's gold-medal winning soccer tean in spite of the disease, keeping her diagnosis secret from everyone but one teammate.