Hetlena, admiringly called, J. H., was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, known unassumingly as Lupus, in early 1993. The beginning of her walk with Lupus was painful and confusing.
During her senior year in high school, J. H. was placed as a home-bound student. This required her to finish her last year of high school education from the confinements of her bedroom. Not discouraged, J. H. completed her senior year of high school with honors.