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Maureen’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Lupus)

Maureen's Story (Lupus)

Hi, my name is Maureen Faille and I am 43 years old. Seven years ago, I was diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) which is a long-term autoimmune disorder that may affect the skin, joints, kidneys, brain, and other organs. From that moment, my life has changed dramatically. I randomly …

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Stephanie’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Lupus)

Stephanie's Story (RA) LR

I was 17 years old when I first started having joint pain in my wrists and fingers. My doctor referred me to a rheumatologist who ran a battery of tests for my weird lack of feeling, paleness, and other rather “strange” symptoms. After ruling out Rheumatoid Arthritis, she gave me …

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Laura’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Lupus)

Laura's Story (Lupus)

I was diagnosed with lupus a week before Christmas Eve. I’d had psoriasis all my life – until 2006. My skin had cleared up everywhere, except my forehead. Anyway, in Summer 2010, I had high blood pressure so last August I went to the doctor. He said it wasn’t high …

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Sonya’s Fight Like A Girl Story (Lupus)

Sonya's Story (Lupus)

Purple Colored Sunglasses I walked with a pretty fast gait. I walked around others who couldn’t catch up to me. Rolled my eyes at those who were too slow. Cringed at the elderly who took too much time getting up the steps to the bus. I cringed at ANYONE who took too …

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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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