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27 July 2011

The unexpected wolf at the door

Very often the "future" you should be planning for comes a lot sooner than you expect.

Very often the "future" you should be planning for comes a lot sooner than you expect. 

  • Frequency: 30-50 new cases every year per 100,000 people.
  • More people have lupus than cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, and MS combined
  • Mortality: ten-year survival rate 76-90%; 90% live a normal life span
  • Sex bias: women are nine times more likely to develop lupus then men. 

Natashia knew she was probably looking at a long life but, almost certainly, one blighted by some degree of disability. Her career prospects had been shattered, along with her ability to make a good living for herself. Natashia also knew that her current employer did not offer any group or pension benefits, and would pay out only a single month’s salary. 

 
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