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Beatrice Kalinda Mkenda

Personal Profile



Active Member and Advocate of Lupus TZ

I'm Beatrice Kalinda Mkenda. I was diagnosed with Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) 

 in 1999. I'm a mother of four lovely girls.


My biggest support system over the years has been my family. They have seen me through the worst of times with this disease. 


I have learnt to take each day at a time: on my strong days, I work as much as I can, and on my bad days, I take the needed rest and focus not so much on the disease, but on the many blessings in my life.


To my new Lupie family (LUPUSTZ), let us keep encouraging and supporting each other. Knowing people who experience the same things with the disease is very empowering; for I lived for years not having any one to share my feelings with, and no one to understand my day to day life. It was a lonely existence.

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