Monthly Archives: May 2017

The Probinsyana

Lupus can manifest at any age. For Belle, her symptoms came out when she was 21 years old. Meet Belle Geronimo, the girl from the province who has the desire and determination to live. Belle is from a simple family … Continue reading

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The Senior Paraplanner

“Why are you still studying? You will never get a job anyway.” Words hurt, especially when people assume that you are completely helpless because of your disease. But these are just words, your faith in yourself and your will to … Continue reading

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The Planetary Scientist

Have you ever gotten sick while you are far away from home? Trust me, it’s horrible. So imagine this: you are in another country that is 6,457 miles away from home; you start swelling and the doctors can’t diagnose your … Continue reading

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The Congresswoman

Life is stressful enough on it’s own. Imagine doing it with a high powered job and living with an autoimmune disease. Meet the superwoman, Philippine Congresswoman Emmeline Aglipay-Villar. In October 2007, Em was diagnosed with lupus. She started having blister-looking … Continue reading

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More Stories Are Better Than One

And just like that, 11 months have passed. It’s May again! My birthday isn’t in May, but a big part of who I am I give recognition to in May. And not just for one day — it’s for the … Continue reading

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