One-on-One with DeMar DeRozan
Toronto Raptor and basketball All-Star, DeMar DeRozan, takes some time out to discuss how lupus has affected those closest to him
DeMar DeRozan is no stranger to making headlines. Drafted in 2009, DeMar is a two-time NBA All-Star and just lead the Toronto Raptors to their most successful regular season finish ever. But off the court, not everything has been as straightforward. When he was a child, DeMar’s mother, Diane, was diagnosed with lupus, a complex autoimmune disease that causes the immune system to turn against the body and attack healthy tissues or organs. Despite the challenges, DeMar says his mother has always been a tremendous source of inspiration. In a recent interview, DeMar sat down to explain their journey and why he’s partnered with Lupus Canada to help raise awareness for this misunderstood disease.