In this role I hope to bring attention to the real needs families living with lupus and other autoimmune illnesses. Importantly, one of the most important tasks we have is to connect with people who have autoimmune illnesses and make it as easy as possible to connect with other people who understand and can assist with information on treatments, moral support and understanding. Naturally, many people will see their doctor as their first and most important support. However we want to be available as a strong group of supporters, available in between those doctor appointments.

For our work to be successful, we need to be a strong and successful organisation. That’s why I encourage you to join Lupus Association of Tasmania as a member and receive the regular newsletters and invitations to social and information events.

I sincerely thank all of those volunteers who serve the organisation. They make it possible for Tasmanians with lupus and other autoimmune illnesses to reach for a better quality of life.

Michael Ferguson MP
Member for Bass

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