Sheila’s hope

Dear Friends, Let me tell you something about myself. I look unusual with dark patches on my face.  My skin looks dark and reddish but, despite my physical appearance, my friends say that my smile and my laughter bring light to the room.  Right now, I feel grateful that I am alive and free…BUT that […]

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Leprosy Awareness Campaigns

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PLM broke ground once more in its advocacy to reduce the stigma of leprosy. We did a ‘first’ when we  appeared live on air and on TV in DZMM Teleradyo’s Magandang Gabi, Doc  (Feb. 7, 2013) with a treated leprosy patient and PLM scholar, Dazelle Ann Coucher. Daz was hailed by the hosts, Nina Corpuz and Dr Luisa […]

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Philippine Leprosy Mission @ 50: Improving Lives, Restoring Dignity

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The Philippine Leprosy Mission will be celebrating its 50th anniversary on April 10, 2012. The organization began in the early 1920s as the Philippine Evangelical Leprosy Mission (PELM), a group of missionaries sent to take care of the spiritual and physical needs of Protestant patients in what was then known as the Culion Leper Colony. […]

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Milestones in the Life of Philippine Leprosy Mission

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1945- The US liberation forces brought in with them several representatives of major Protestant denominations to revive work in the country.  Each appointed a representative to be with the PHILIPPINE EVANGELICAL LEPROSY MISSION (PELM) which was to  be the   conduit of the American Mission to Lepers (now American Leprosy Missions) for the spiritual and material […]

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The Story of Baby and the Hansen’s Club

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  Baby, now aged 47, proudly claims to be one of the very first members of the Hansen’s Club of Philippine General Hospital, having been stricken with leprosy back in February 1997. She recalls how she was diagnosed with the disease, which began as a reddish, elevated spot on her arm. Mistaking it for a […]

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Skin consultation with Sorok Uni Foundation

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Philippine Leprosy Mission (PLM), in partnership with Sorok Uni Foundation, conducted a free skin clinic as part of the 9th year anniversary celebration of Sorok Trinity Church in Sorok Uni Village, San Antonio, Quezon. Volunteer dermatologists were consultant, Dr Belen Dofitas, and four dermatology resident physicians of St. Luke’s Medical Center. They were able to […]

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The Story of Lorena

Lorena (not her real name) told me how she would have been a teacher (BSEEd, Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education) had she not stopped school because of the death of her mother. By then, she also started developing signs of leprosy (thickened reddish skin or infiltrations) in her body. She recalled her college days […]

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