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Lupus Ontario Podcast

Lupus Ontario Podcast

By Lupus Ontario
For more information about Lupus and Lupus Ontario, please visit Lupus Ontario at www.lupusontario.org, or follow us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.

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Student Life - Meghan Wynne on Taking A Year Off and The Life Lessons Lupus Can Teach Us
Meghan is a recent graduate of the Bachalor of Commerce (BCom) program at the University of Ottawa. In our conversation Megan shares the immense struggle that students can deal with when considering taking time off of school, but also the growth that can come from it. We also talk about everything from sports, to residence life, and asking professors for assistance with exams. The conversation is jam-packed full of insights and advice that can be applied both inside and outside of a university or college lecture hall and dorm. This is an amazing conversation that you will come away from with valuable, practical advice for so many situations. If you have comments or suggestions please write to us: podcast@lupusontario.org. Want to get in touch with Lupus Ontario? Reach out to us at: support@lupusontario.org. **Reminder, Lupus Ontario cannot offer medical advice, but may be able to offer resources to help you better engage in your care.
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September 13, 2021
Student Life - Hunter Hogarth and The Power of Staying Positive
Hello and welcome to the Lupus Ontario Podcast. With the return to school upon us for so many in Ontario, throughout the month of September we will be speaking with students to share what life with lupus is like as they strive to succeed in academics and with student life. If you are at all interested in understanding what student life can be like while confronting an illness, then you’ll find our conversations absolutely fascinating. Hunter Hogarth begins our series. Hunter is entering his 3rd year at Queens University studying Biology. Hunter takes us through his journey of being diagnosed with lupus at a very young age, as well as battling other conditions at the time of diagnosis such as Chorea. He speaks about the power of keeping a positive outlook, as well as the desire to give back to SickKids Hospital where the medical professionals had such a profound impact on him at an early age. If you have comments or suggestions please write to us: podcast@lupusontario.org. Want to get in touch with Lupus Ontario? Reach out to us at: support@lupusontario.org. **Reminder, Lupus Ontario cannot offer medical advice, but may be able to offer resources to help you better engage in your care.
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September 6, 2021
Life With Lupus - Yadi's Story
Today on the podcast I have an extra special guest. If you are at all interested in understanding some of the difficulty in diagnosing lupus, the toll that can take on an individual or perhaps you are dealing with lupus and its effect on multiple organ systems – then you will find the following conversation to be incredibly enlightening. Yadi Castro was diagnosed with lupus 8 years ago however, her journey to that diagnosis was quite remarkable. Misdiagnosed a number of times from having an ailment with her gallbladder through to leukemia and even having undergone surgeries, Yadi’s story illustrates the sometimes elusive nature in obtaining an official lupus diagnoses and underscores the intense toll that lupus can take on an individual and their family. Though the conversation with Yadi is somewhat brief, she will be joining us again later to better explore her story in more detail – starting from the very beginning of when symptoms first began, what they were and how her journey evolved to the official diagnosis of lupus. If you have comments or suggestions about the podcast, let us know: podcast@lupusontario.org. Wanting to get in touch with Lupus Ontario? Visit us at www.lupusontario.org or reach out to us at support@lupusontario.org. **Reminder, Lupus Ontario cannot offer medical advice, but may be able to offer resources to help you better engage in your care.
13:31
August 20, 2021
What Joining Lupus Ontario Is Like and Joining The Walk For Lupus
In this episode we speak with two long time members of Lupus Ontario: Sandra Williams-Reid and Laura Piccione. Sandra has experienced everything from coming to Lupus Ontario as a Lupus patient with questions and concerns regarding her diagnosis more than 30 years ago, through to becoming an active member of the Lupus community and serving on the Board of Lupus Ontario. Similarly, Laura Piccione has been involved with Lupus Ontario for nearly a decade and is support group facilitator in the Durham Region of Ontario. Today, Sandra and Laura share a bit of their Lupus story with us, and how that journey brought them to Lupus Ontario. They share how their own struggle with Lupus motivated them to help raise awareness and offer support to others going through a similar journey. If you have comments or suggestions about the podcast, let us know: podcast@lupusontario.org. Wanting to get in touch with Lupus Ontario? Reach out to us at: support@lupusontario.org. **Reminder, Lupus Ontario cannot offer medical advice, but may be able to offer resources to help you better engage in your care.
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August 16, 2021
Introducing Lupus Ontario and the Walk For Lupus
Welcome to the inaugural episode of the Lupus Ontario podcast! In part one of this episode we speak with Linda Keill, Board President at Lupus Ontario (LO), to gain insight into what Lupus Ontario does, how it came to be, and how LO works to improve the lives of those diagnosed with Lupus.  Part two of the episode offers some insights into the Walk For Lupus. A milestone, this August is the 20th annual Walk For Lupus. The Walk is designed to further understanding and visibility of Lupus, as well as bring the community together. As was the case in 2020, this year the Walk will be held virtually due to COVID-19 public health guidelines. If you have comments or suggestions about the podcast, let us know: podcast@lupusontario.org. Wanting to get in touch with Lupus Ontario? Reach out to us at: support@lupusontario.org. **Reminder, Lupus Ontario cannot offer medical advice, but may be able to offer resources to help you better engage in your care. 
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August 9, 2021
Lupus Ontario Podcast Trailer
Introducing the Lupus Ontario podcast! For more information about Lupus and Lupus Ontario, please visit Lupus Ontario at www.lupusontario.org, or follow us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. We'd love to hear from you! If you have topic suggestions for the podcast, reach out to us at podcast@lupusontario.org. 
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June 11, 2021