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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Maryam’s Story (Lupus)

Hello, my name is Maryam. I am almost 16 years old. It all started when I was 13 years old. The rash was the first sign. It was creepy, but I didn’t pay much attention to it. But it grew bigger, and suddenly it was also on my face. I went to a clinic, …

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Laura’s Story (Cervical Cancer)

On Nov. 12, 2014, I had a simple hysterectomy with the removal of one ovary after having several years of problems unrelated to cancer. Two days later, I received a call from my doctor that the pathologist had found endocervical adenocarcinoma. The doctor explained that the reason it was never …

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Alisha’s Story (SMA Syndrome)

Hi, my name is Alisha, and I am 23 years old. I was diagnosed with SMA about 4 months ago. I have had problems with my stomach for as long as I can remember. I was constantly going to the emergency room, at least once a month, throughout my teenage years, usually …

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