@TheLupusLiar

Patient Leader

I ain't dead yet! Lupus lied! I love being a part of a team to bring lupus to the forefront of awareness in South Carolina. Advocacy for lupus patients like myself, here in South Carolina has allowed me to lead community efforts towards the development of a South Carolina lupus registry. Although I've had the opportunity to stand on the TEDxDenverED stage, I favor the local platform of rural areas, home churches, and community health fairs where I can really reach those afflicted. Because they may be unable to reach out themselves, being a voice and devoted force in helping others face life with an open mind, heart and spirit is an important path towards healing.

Location

Columbia, SC

Nominations

Patient Leader Hero Advocating for Another

Hetlena consistently advocates for everyone she knows. She is an advocate at heart and this is her passion. Through humor, telling it like it is and an immense amount of empathy, she certainly goes above and beyond.  — Kimberly

Past Awards Participation

Fifth Annual Health Activist Awards

Nominations

Best in Show: Blog Best in Show: Facebook Health Activist Hero Hilarious Health Activist

Sixth Annual WEGO Health Awards

Nominations

Best in Show: Podcast Best in Show: Twitter
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