My name is Olga Lucia Torres, and I became a person with disabilities after surviving a brain injury. I also live with a pituitary adenoma, lupus, and 5 other auto-immune diseases. What can I say, I’m a bit of an over-achiever!

How did I overcome so much? Living with gratitude and having a positive outlook, even during tough times. I now talk and write about living well with illness.

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Join Us For a Live Conversation

This Friday, May 21st, 1PM EST, join Olga Lucia Torres, advocate, survivor and mother of a miracle daughter, as she shares what it’s like to live with lupus and other health conditions.

As a first-generation Latina, one of the eight founding lawyers of the Bronx defenders and now professor of narrative medicine at Columbia University, Olga has overcome so much by living with gratitude and having a positive outlook, even during the tough times.

Come get inspired this Friday as Olga talks with her trainer and friend Nikki Kimbrough “Get Fit with Nik,” about lupus and learn more on how you can donate and/or participate in the “Walk to End Lupus Now.”

I’m Walking to End Lupus. Join Me?

I participate in the walk every year because I’ve been sick my entire life: starting with asthma, then a pediatric pituitary adenoma in my teens, later developing lupus, Raynaud’s disease, Sjogren’s disease, arthritis, scleroderma and Jaccoud’s arthropathy, finally suffering a devastating brain injury that left me disabled.

I now identify as an advocate, survivor, and mother of a miracle daughter. I write op-eds about what it’s like to live with lupus and the other health conditions I have. I hope to inspire many people to learn about lupus, donate, and walk with us.

18 minutes is the average time to wait past your appointment time until you can hear “the doctor will see you now.”

My name is Olga Lucia Torres, and I’m living with 5 auto-immune diseases. I use my experiences to help people see the value of adopting a “PROFESSIONAL PATIENT” mindset. It can empower you to be your own self-advocate while navigating your health and wellness journey.

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