MarlaJan- Luck Fupus

Patient Leader

I drew the short straw in the family gene pool- but I ain't mad about it. I was born w/ a heart defect & had 4 open-heart surgeries by age 6. In '08 I was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus (and overlapping autoimmune diseases), cervical cancer in '10, infertility, and in '14 a lump was found in my left breast & I had a double mastectomy. Every part of my body has a corresponding awareness ribbon. Instead of hiding under the covers, I started my blog, Luck Fupus. I discovered I was reaching others & raising awareness. These days I travel the country sharing my crazy story to advocate for those who can't, using sarcasm & humor to help and inspire, striving to make a difference in healthcare!

Location

Marlton, NJ

Nominations

Best in Show: Blog Hilarious Patient Leader

She's sassy, energetic, & has me laughing many times a day whether on FB, Twitter, or her Website. Marla exhibits resilience in a way I never expected to "see" or "find" it. She is the kind of friend everyone w/ chronic illness should have. I love this warrior with my whole heart and am honored to say "I KNOW HER!" (I have a selfie to prove it!) ;)  — Kenzie

Past Awards Participation

Third Annual Health Activist Awards

Winner

Hilarious Health Activist

Fifth Annual Health Activist Awards

Nominations

Health Activist Hero

Finalist

Hilarious Health Activist

Sixth Annual WEGO Health Awards

Nominations

Healthcare Collaborator: Patient Patient Leader Hero
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