It is often said that “life is 10% what happens to you and 90% your reaction.” Some people take the lows in stride, finding the best way to live with the situation. Others completely breakdown and let the situation overtake them, giving in
Stayce Bynum is not the latter. As a Lupus survivor, she is an illustration of hope, faith, unmatchable belief and determination. Now 47, Bynum has been batting the debilitating disease for the better part of 18 years, when Lupus was an unknown medical mystery. She’s been challenged by it in every way possible, from the telltale butterfly rash, to it attacking her major body organs to the affects it’s had on her hair and skin.
Never losing hope, Bynum decided to fight the situation with all she had and is doing better than her doctors have imagined. With her advancing age, she is prepared to face even graver and more challenging health conditions, but trusts that her faith in God, along with her hope and her enthusiasm for life will remain her constant companions.
Stayce uses her time to educate others and promote awareness about Lupus. She serves as a volunteer with the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) and also runs her own YouTube vlog called “Sistas Living w/Lupus,” where she speaks out about her triumphs and tribulations, while educating others. Additionally, she is the author of her own greeting card line, Sista’Worth Greetings, where she empowers other women.