I am Tomica's mother, Margaret Gill and the team captain of our Tomica's Walk of Love Team. Tomica died this July at only 32 from heart disease related to lupus. When Tomica was diagnosed with lupus at the age of 5, doctors told our family that she would not live beyond 10. Tomica said, "yes I will, I have things to do!" Tomica lived life to to the fullest and touched hundreds of people everywhere she went. Her accomplishments and her legacy gift of $50,000 to the Lupus Foundation of America upon her death, is a testament to her immense courage and determination to fight lupus and to find a cure.
To lose a child and to watch their years of suffering is the greatest pain a parent will ever face.
WE INVITE you to join or simply make a donation to our team for the Walk for Lupus Now in Atlanta, Geogia, April 21, 2007. I will travel to Atlanta with many of our family and friends from Michigan to participate in this event. YOU CAN give a gift now for all lupus patients and Tomica and honor my little girl.