Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system becomes overactive and attacks the body itself. Singer, poet and activist Shanelle Gabriel was diagnosed with Lupus in 2004. She joined the American College of Rheumatology‘s Simple Tasks campaign to educate others on rheumatic diseases, such as Lupus. Shanelle tells her own story of embracing the obstacles that were thrown at her, so she could use them as stepping stones to climb higher to her dreams. She is inspiring others to value their health and their life.