In recognition of Put on Purple Day, May 15th, L.I.F.E. is excited to announce Alexandra White as the second recipient of a L.I.F.E. Awareness Award! This outstanding applicant was selected as a 2014 L.I.F.E. Scholarship Finalist but due to the increased demand for our scholarships, was unable to receive one. Thanks to our new annual sponsorship program, the L.I.F.E. Awareness Awards, Alexandra was able to receive funding this year! Allie, as she likes to be called, could not have begun her battle with lupus at a worse time in her life--during adolescence which is a time full of change both physically and emotionally.What once seemed important, like a bad hair day or a missed class assignment, no longer carried the weight it once did. Thanks to newfound friendships with older and more mature friends, Allie learned healthier ways to address her frustrations. This fall, Allie will begin her second year at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville where she is double majoring in psychology and marketing.