Category Archives: Stories from our PALs

Dazel’s work against stigma & discrimination

Ako si Dazelle    …sana huwag kayo lumayo kahit malaman nyo na nagkasakit ako ng leprosy. Noong una kong makita ang mga namumuting marka sa iba’t-ibang bahagi ng aking katawan, kinabahan ako at nagpunta ako agad sa dermatologist.  Agad naman akong pina-biopsy ng doctor at nakita na positibo ako sa sa sakit na leprosy. Mula noon […]

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A pedicab driver’s story

Contributor: Pearl Weena Sabido, MD Juan, a pedicab driver, was diagnosed with leprosy (Hansen’s disease). He has since lost his home, been abandoned by his wife, and even had his own parents turn their backs on him. It began as a reddish, numb swelling on the top of his left foot which soon worsened until […]

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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 […]

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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