Category Archives: The Lupus Warrior

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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Help us raise lupus awareness!

May is lupus world awareness month, and May 10 is world lupus day. I was not aware that there was a Proclamation in the Philippines in 2007, stating that the 1st week of February is Lupus Advocacy Week. I got … Continue reading

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Different and the same

I got an email 2 nights ago that a friend was in a coma in the ICU. She had just been diagnosed with SLE. Her lungs had water, her liver was damaged and her kidneys were failing. She was on … Continue reading

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GMOs and the butterfly “aha!” moment

I’ve always loved butterflies. They are just so beautiful, and their life story is even more beautiful. How they transform from a basic looking caterpillar, into something so breathtaking. Just absolutely amazing. s.hswstatic.com However, not all butterflies are THAT amazing. … Continue reading

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I am a Lupus Warrior!

I am Ky Malupa. I have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. I AM A LUPUS WARRIOR.    I have had lupus (click here to know more about lupus) for 7 years now and the first few years were hard. My husband and I had … Continue reading

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Go “Baby,” Go Go!

I had my 2nd check-up with my Rheumatologist yesterday (November 6), he discussed with me my amazingly awesome blood test results. ANA positive- as to be expected, this is the Lupus indicator. C3 is a little below normal BUT because … Continue reading

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