Face Forward

Patient Leader

My name is Elena and I've been living with Lupus since 2001. I aspire to present my blog, "Face Forward" as a meeting place and a virtual hug to my readers (lupus and non-lupus warriors alike). It keeps me accountable as I try to live my best life with lupus, while allowing me to promote chronic illness awareness and patient/caretaker advocacy. Since its inception in 2009, Face Forward has been recognized by Healthline.com as one of the “Best Lupus Blogs of 2014," nominated for 3 WEGO Patient Leader Awards and featured in New Life Outlook – Lupus, My Lupus Team, and quoted in the Fox News article: “5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Lupus."

Past Awards Participation

Fourth Annual Health Activist Awards


Best Kept Secret Best in Show: Blog

Sixth Annual WEGO Health Awards


Best in Show: Blog
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