There’s been an unexplainable increase in incidents of Celiac disease, lupus and Type 1 diabetes. Furthermore, females are more likely than men to be affected; some estimates state that 75 % of those affected–some 30 million people–are women. Still, with these statistics, autoimmunity is rarely discussed as a women’s ailment, says Ladd.. AARDA to host forum related to autoimmune diseases on Aug. 4 The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association is hosting a What Every American Needs to Know About Autoimmune Disease forum on Saturday, August 4th , 2012. The event will be held at Oregon Health Sciences University’s Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in the Vey Meeting Focus on the 11th Floor.When she was first diagnosed stage IV malignancy at 4 years old, doctors just gave Bella four a few months to live. She surprisingly recovered, and started to walk on her own two ft and the tumors shortly disappeared. However, the malignancy returned throughout her lifestyle, necessitating numerous rounds of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. She still didn’t give up. ‘She lived not really five months but more than five years and made an impact that none folks in this room will make a lifetime,’ her godfather Ralph Rodriguez-Torres informed CBS Miami.