Speakers

Support for Lupus Patients, their Families and Caregivers


Speaker Stage February 20, 2016 12:00 pm - 12:15 pm

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Juana and Estela Mata

Estela Mata and Juana Mata are the co-founders of Looms4Lupus. The Mata sisters formed the Lupus nonprofit organization founded in 2011. Juana Mata was diagnosed with SLE Lupus along with other autoimmune diseases in 2009. Together both Juana and Estela facilitate the monthly support group in Baldwin Park, CA where they meet every second Saturday of the month. The monthly support groups welcome lupus survivors and their family members\caregivers together they have the option to participate in loom knitting, art therapy and mindfulness. Having Lupus comes with so many challenges not only for the patient but also to their families and caregivers. They will be discussing tips on how to get support not only for those who suffer from Lupus but for their Families and Caregivers.