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Celebrities You Didn’t Know Are Battling Medical Conditions

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Shannon Boxx

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Among sports fans, Shannon Boxx is well-known for her expert soccer skills; she played on the US team in the Olympics AND the World Cup, and has been the recipient of other soccer accolades. What many don’t know about Boxx is that she suffers from Lupus, an autoimmune condition where the immune system attacks various bodily tissues. Lupus is tricky to diagnose because it can present so with such a wide variety of symptoms, including fatigue, joint pain, rashes, and hair loss. Boxx has been feeling symptoms since 2002, but she was not diagnosed until 2008. Even after diagnosis, Boxx kept her condition on the down-low for years, not publicly talking about it in 2012.

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