I'm A Silent Warrior

By Kaila, Scleroderma, United States, February 25, 2021

If 2020 was not already the craziest year to ever happen, I was also diagnosed with Scleroderma (Diffuse Systemic) on April 16th of that year at 27 years old. Prior to this diagnosis I had no idea this illness existed. 

I dealt with the pain and symptoms of Scleroderma for almost two years but since my diagnosis I have implemented changes to my diet that has really helped to eliminate these symptoms. I am vegan and I try my best to stay away from gluten, soy, and all processed foods, as well as alcohol. I only consume Whole Foods that naturally come from the Earth. It's really important to me that I spread awareness about Scleroderma and encourage those facing this rare disease that they can still live their best life. 

I have a lifestyle youtube channel and I make it my responsibility to share my voice and be as vocal as I can about Scleroderma. Being that this is a rare disease it is so important to raise awareness. My motto is that I AM A Silent Warrior. I might look healthy, and "normal" but I battle a disease and everyday I'm silently winning that battle. 

For anyone interested, you can visit my youtube channel at http://www.youtube.com/c/soulTrip/ .

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