Share Your Truth

  • 1 Oct 2020
  • 31 Oct 2020
  • Video Submission online starting September 16, 2020

The Lupus Foundation Jamaica invites you to tell your story. Help us inspire others and inform even more. Your journey can make a difference in someone else's life.

Use your camera or smartphone and record yourself answering a few questions and use to send it to between Sunday September 13 and Friday September 18, 2020. Your videos should be no longer than 10 minutes long. 

Disclaimer: Your video is not guaranteed to be selected due to the limited slots available. Your video might be edited to tighten your story. By submitting your video, you have expressly given the Lupus Foundation Jamaica the permission to use your recording for current and future promotions and awareness events conducted by the Lupus Foundation Jamaica.

Instructions on recording video with a smartphone. at home without any equipment


Other tips

Other Instructions

1. Do not do a selfie holding your camera with your hand. The footage can often be shaky and jarring to the viewer's eyes.

2. Film in a quiet place away from loud noises like traffic, dogs barking or people shouting.

3. Ensure your face is lit by turning on a lamp and pointing it toward your face or filming facing a window.

4. Do not film yourself far away from the camera. You will sound better the closer you are to the video.

5. Read the questions and familiarize yourself with your answers before recording.

6. Ensure the video is in focus so we can see you clearly.

7. Lastly, relax, be yourself and speak from the heart.

Interview Questions for what to say on your videoi

Interview Questions

1. When did you first get diagnosed with lupus? 

  • For this question tell us when you were diagnosed and how you were diagnosed?  (Were you ill? What symptoms did you have?  What did the tests show? 
2. How did you feel/react when you got the diagnosis?   
  • For this question tell us how you felt, what was going through your mind at that point? 
  • Had you heard about lupus before you were diagnosed?  Did you know anybody else with lupus?  What did you know or think about lupus before? 
3. How are you doing now? 
  • How do you cope with living with lupus? 
4. What would you say to encourage another person who is living with lupus right now? 
  • Do you have any advice about how to live with lupus? 
  • What would you want someone listening, who doesn’t have lupus, to know about persons with lupus?  How can they best support a person who has lupus? 
5. Are you a member of the Lupus Foundation of Jamaica?  When did you join? 
  • What has being a part of the Foundation meant to you? 
  • Are you involved or do you volunteer with the Foundation? 
  • What activities do you attend or participate in?  Eg Support Group Meetings, Social Media Awareness campaigns, Lupus Awareness Month, World Lupus Day, Laps for Lupus Awareness, Seminars (Symposium), Fundraising, Membership Drives, Outreach Events, Hospital Visits, Whatsapp Group etc.   
  • Would you recommend any of these activities for lupus patient, family members of lupus patients, general public? 
  • What would you like to see for the future of the Lupus Foundation of Jamaica?  How can people support the Lupus Foundation of Jamaica? 
6. What is your name? 

Disclaimer:  We may not use all

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