Tag: dermatomyositis

SPECIAL DELIVERY: Community comes together for woman with muscle disease

By CECILIA GONZALES Special to the NEWS Gratitude and generosity of the San Benito community was shown as Janet Mata received donations of a laptop and custom-made computer in replacement of her crashed laptop, in order to continue her legacy. “I was speechless, I didn’t know what to say,” said the recently-turned 22 year old. “Here’s …

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CONSIDER THIS: The Good, the Good and the Good

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Twenty-one years is a long time to be in pain, and yet Janet Mata has lived it as a badge of honor. Afflicted with a muscular dystrophy disease called dermatomyositis (DM), the 21-year-old San Benito resident is no stranger to pain and discomfort. Consider that her muscles have deteriorated …

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Terminally ill SBHS grad survives grim prognosis, faces yet another

By CHRISTINA R. GARZA Special to the NEWS Christmas is a time for loved ones to cozy up at home, enjoy each other’s company and reminisce about the past year with a hopeful excitement for blessings to come. While San Benito resident Janet Mata is exceptional in many ways, she is not the exception. The …

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