Lupus a debilitating chronic disease

by Chris Burton

Christopher Smith was a fit and healthy 26-year-old man before a trip to sunny Spain almost cost him his life.

“He was out on the beach almost every day,” said his mother Margaret Moroz.

Upon his return to Niagara, Smith fell ill and was plagued by a number of mysterious symptoms.

“He was very weak, he had mouth sores, he had migraines, skin rashes, his fingertips were turning blue and he had kidney troubles,” his mother recalled.