CONTRIBUTOR

Marisa Zeppieri-Caruana is a freelance journalist and founder of LupusChick 501c3, an award-winning blog and nonprofit that helps lupus patients. The author of “Lupus: Real Life, Real Patients, Real Talk,” she lives in upstate New York with her husband, mom and mischievous rat terrier. This former Mrs. New York USA Universal 2015 loves zombie movies, swimming and has her degree in napping.