For seven years, Calla Wilcher has lived with complications from the disease Lupus.
There have been times when she couldn’t open her hands, much less get up and move around.
“When I get sick, I am in terrible pain that I don’t wish upon anybody,” she said. “I hurt so bad I couldn’t lie on my left side or my right side. I had to sleep in that chair right there. If I lay down, I gave out of breath.”