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Eva Avelino

Eva Avelino: Polymyositis

Eva, from the San Francisco Bay area, was diagnosed with polymyositis in 2012. As a registered nurse, she knew something was wrong when she was unable to walk up the stairs after her shift.

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Lydia Vasquez

Lydia Vazquez: Dermatomyositis

Lydia is from Melbourne, Florida. She was a military nurse when she started feeling symptoms. She stopped working, but the symptoms continued to worsen until she was diagnosed with dermatomyositis.

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Stanley Prather

Stanley Prather: Dermatomyositis

Stanley was diagnosed with dermatomyositis in 2008 after 18 years of symptoms. Before his diagnosis, Stanley visited multiple heart and liver doctors who were convinced his symptoms were due to other medical issues.

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