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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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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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Anabel’s Fight Like A Girl Story (Lupus)

Anabel's Story (Lupus)

Hello, I’m 34 years old. I was diagnosed with lupus about a year and 6 months ago. Since then, I’ve been in treatment. It started with pain on my knees and my energy was low. My job was to fill empty bins at a fast pace. Because of this problem, I had 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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