Erika Lyons Richardson has had Multiple Sclerosis and Lupus since childhood. Her PRMS went misdiagnosed for many years taking her eyesight several times and causing two strokes. She is the mother to two special needs sons, David & Ethan, who teach her every day how to stand up to life's challenges. Her experience as a former admin for the Lupus Foundation Facebook group led her to co-found SLE & ME, Erika's Health Warriors; MS, Lupus & Me; as well as her work with Heather's MS Family, Shezza & Her Amazing Warriors!, MSPals, writing for MS websites and awareness videos on the MS & Me YouTube channel. Although she is wheelchair bound and living with advanced MS, Erika lives a purposeful and active life.