My name is Latoya, I am a child and youth worker who specialises in mental health. I have had HS for over 17 years, I have been through my share of medical treatments and multiple surgeries. Due to my experience with HS especially with my most recent surgery, I have grew the desire to bring more awareness to HS. I have created "Hidradenitis & Me" support group as a step to allow ourselves to begin to heal, take our life back, and to end the quiet storm of feeling alone through our journey.
My name is Chevonne. I’ve had HS for over 12 years, and I believe I’m finally past the worst moments of my HS experience, but over the years I’ve had my fair share of very, very bad days. On my worst days, I would pray for better ones, and now that I have them, I’ve vowed to never forget where I’ve come from, or how low I’ve been. For a long time, I was too embarrassed to talk to anyone about my experience with HS. Now, I’m happy to be apart of Hidradenitis & Me, where we are building a community of HS Warriors who support each other in every aspect of living with HS, from wound care to self-care, and everything in between.
To the world I am a child care Supervisor and ECE Educator but on the inside I am a conqueror, over-comer of many life battles but most of all, I am an HS warrior. I have been a warrior since I was 17 years old. I know the mental, physical and spiritual exhaustion of always trying to play superwoman. Someone who looks strong on the outside but constantly fighting tiring battles on the inside. Sometimes we have to take off our cape and masks and really take care of ourselves. This is why I am honoured to be apart of Hidradenitis & Me Support Group. To help others Release, Refresh and re-energise so we can spread positive vibes back into our life.
Sherona Thompson holds a certificate in Business administration from the University of Technology Jamaica and a Bachelors of Arts degree in Sociology. She is known to serve within her community, a past member of a local women’s group previously called “sister in Praise”. She is an active member of Life Changers Christian Ministries and Holds the tile of youth president as well as serve on the usher board. In all that Sherona is known for her witty behaviour and selfless heart.
I have been an outreach coordinator for several years with my home church. I have a passion for helping others within the community providing support to homeless shelters, food banks etc. My interest in HS comes from being a parent to, two daughters who have been diagnosed with Hidradenitis Suppurativa. I believe this illness not only affects those with it but also the people who are supporting them.
"Hello, I am Becky from Toronto, ON! I got diagnosed with Hidradenitis Suppurativa Hurley stage 1&2 in Jan 2020, however I had symptoms since about 2014. My hobbies include watching Netflix, hanging out with my friends & family and enjoying nature."