DID YOU KNOW?
Autoimmune diseases are one
of the top ten killers of women
under age 64.
Autoimmune disease impacts
as many as cancer and heart
disease.
50 Million people in the U.S.
are diagnosed with 100+
Autoimmune diseases.
Yet, government funding for
research of autoimmunity is
below 3 percent.
Who We are
As a leading urban faith-based community, the branches of Empowering Everyday Women extend into the areas of daily blogging, journalism, book
publishing, podcasting, speaking and training. We are committed to the important work of uplifting women of faith, serving our community, giving to the
needy and effectively spreading the love of Christ.
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Dianna Hobbs (pictured left), Founder of Empowering Everyday Women Ministries,
Inc. was diagnosed with two autoimmune diseases in 2017:
Rheumatoid Arthritis
and Fibromyalgia
. It took months for doctors to learn what was causing chronic
joint and nerve pain, bruising, inability to walk and eat, migraine headaches,
nausea, swollen lymph nodes, low white blood cell count, bowel issues, heart and
breathing trouble, and dangerously high blood pressure spikes.

But after multiple trips to the Emergency Room, hospitalizations, lots of prayer and
tears, by the grace of God, Dianna received a diagnosis within four months and
was able to begin getting treatment from top specialists in her region.

But her story is not necessarily everyone else’s.

For most people, the wait for diagnosis and treatment is much longer. It takes, on
average,
5-10 years for an Autoimmune disease to be discovered.

Some die without ever knowing what is wrong. Many don’t have what it takes to
pursue aggressive and extensive testing over a long period, which can cost major
dollars and lead to dead ends if medical professionals are not persistent.
Before Dianna was diagnosed, we weren’t aware that incurable Autoimmune diseases were among the Top 10 leading causes of
death and the #2 cause of chronic pain. We had no idea that 50 million people in the U.S. were diagnosed and that only 3 percent
of the federal budget goes toward researching the over 100 Autoimmune diseases that are just as big a threat as cancer and
heart disease according to the
American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc.

We also didn’t know how many of the amazing women God touches through EEW are actually battling these horrible diseases.
Some of them are being treated, while others don’t know what’s wrong and don’t see any end to their suffering from Lupus,
Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Type 1 Diabetes and more.

But
now we know and by reading this, you know too. So let's do something about it together.

Dianna says, “Though this health battle that I’m still in and the process of finding treatment has not been enjoyable for me by any
means, what does give me joy is my ability to use my platform and voice to help others through advocacy.”

She continues, “I realize this health battle, which has come with many days and nights of crying from the pain, is not about me. It is,
instead, an opportunity to fight for millions of others, to speak up, to create more awareness, and to petition our federal
government to do more to fund research to eradicate these terrible diseases.”

Our goal to find a cure is ambitious. It is an uphill battle. But with God's help and your financial support we can do it. Would you
consider sowing a seed into our organization to help us continue our advocacy and save lives? It’s never been so easy to give and
help millions in the process.

Just click the donate button below and say
Yes! I’ll partner with Empowering Everyday Women to help wipe out Autoimmune
diseases and give millions of women a chance to live a life free of disease, pain and intense amounts of suffering.

Please sow today. Your gift of any size will help us. EEW is a 501(c)(3) organization and all your gifts are tax deductible. We thank
you in advance and may God truly bless you for your giving.
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