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Shalina’s Fight Like A Girl Story (Lupus)

Shalina Lupus Story

My name is Shalina Tovar and I battle Lupus, a kidney disease. I have been fighting like a girl since May of 2005 which is when I was officially diagnosed. My Lupus has caused my left hip to fail. I’ve been dealing with avascular necrosis of the hip since 2009 and now …

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Monique’s Fight Like A Girl Story (Lupus)

I’ve been sick, literally, since the day I was born. My real mom is an addict who couldn’t get sober while pregnant. I was born early and addicted. The drugs that sent her into labor early, also magnified a congential heart defect that runs in my family. I had open …

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Victoria and Alan’s Power Story (Lupus and GIST)

Alan's Story (GIST)

I have Lupus and Scleroderma and my spouse has GIST (gastrointestinal stromal tumor) stage 4. This is is a very rare cancer affecting the digestive tract or nearby structures within the abdomen. He was diagnosed in 2004 and the tumor was removed only for the cancer to return in 2006 and spread to …

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Amy’s Fight Like A Girl Story (Lupus)

Amy's Story (Lupus)

Lately, even as sick as I am — recovering from a lupus flare that began six months ago — I’ve learned to be grateful for the disease I have. My appreciation slowly started maybe about a year ago when I was starting to feel somewhat better and was told I might be going …

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Alyssa’s Fight Like A Girl Story (Lupus)

Alyssa's Story (Lupus)

Hello Fight Like A Girl Club! My name is Alyssa and I have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. I am 14 years old and a freshman in high school. I was diagnosed 6 years ago by my rheumatologist and have since been battling with lupus. Lupus is a chronic disease in which your immune …

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