The development of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome in People of Colour: A Case Study Lecture for SNMA, Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine

This week I was a Guest Lecturer for the medical students at Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine in New Mexico, USA. In this lecture, I share on the visual presentation of Stevens-Johnson (SJS) in people of colour - using myself as a Case Study. In addition, I share my disheartening experience of systemic racism in health care due to the lack of representation of Black and Ethnic groups in medical education curricular. The session ended with a brilliant question, answer and comment session.

Psalm 23:4 – #BeautyInTheBeast

‘EVEN THOUGH I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil’. - Psalm 23:4 The conjunction ‘even though’ makes me understand that the valley is an expected part of the Christian walk. The word ‘walk’ makes me understand I need not run through this valley experience and I dare not stand still. The only thing I need to do is walk WITH God. And if I ever felt compelled to 'run', it would only be into the name of JESUS (Proverbs 18:10). Finally, the word ‘through’ is a word of hope in this verse. ‘Through’ tells me that the valley is not its not a permanent experience.