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“You can never give up, always believe in yourself and you can become anything you want to be.” This is something my mother always says to my sister and I as inspiration. The most important person in my life who has impacted it completely is my mother. She is my inspiration, she is even my hero. My mother was diagnosed with Discoid Lupus in the middle of March in 2007. Discoid Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that is limited to the skin, caused by the autoimmune system. Along with Discoid Lupus, she was also diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis also known as RA; this is also an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in the joints. After finding out the diagnoses, the doctor tells her she won’t be able to work anymore. This was devastating for my mother to hear. Working was another life for her. She loved her job. She was a Pediatric Medical Assistant. She had been a MA since I was born in 1992. She loved working with pediatricians and fulfilling the needs of infants and children in the mist of having a cold or maybe even a tummy ache. Being given this news was terrible. All I could do was fell my heart pounding in my chest and my head spinning in the mist of confusion. I knew my mother was very independent and strong. She loved doing for herself, and other people. Through it all she shows my sister and I that she is a woman who can overcome anything and change it for the better. She still made sure my sister and I were in school everyday, she also made sure we still did our community service projects, and stayed in our extra-curricular activities. Being given all this news who could think about school, all I could do was think about her reaction and how she…...

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