Estela Mata

Patient Leader

Since my sister was diagnosed with Lupus 10 years ago, I have been advocating for the Lupus Community as a whole. I advocate for patients that live with lupus, their loved ones and friends at a local level, national and international level. I have had the privilege to work alongside with my sister and co-facilitate in-person Bi-lingual support groups and Facebook live Spanish support groups for lupus survivors and their families. I have two sisters with Lupus, a mom whom suffered from Drug induced Lupus, and family members and friends who suffer from other chronic and autoimmune illnesses has inspired me to share my story from a loved one’s perspective. I can only hope that by continuing to share my story with legislators and the community I can help others going through the same situation, give them hope,remind them that they are not alone and that their voice matters.

Location

Baldwin Park, CA

Nominations

Advocating for Another
Estela Mata

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