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Understanding Dysphagia with Suzanne Belmonte, patient and SLP

Learn more about Suzanne’s personal experience with severe dysphagia (trouble swallowing) during her myositis journey. Suzanne brings a different perspective to this difficult and dangerous symptom that spans the different types of myositis. Not only is she is a myositis patient, but she is also a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP), specialty patients turn to for help with dysphagia

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Suzanne is a Speech-Language Pathologist from Long Island, NY and is married with two sons. She was diagnosed with dermatomyositis in September 2017, after being diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Meet Suzanne Belmonte

Suzanne is a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) from Long Island, NY, and is married with two sons. She was diagnosed with dermatomyositis in September 2017, after being diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in April of 2017. She currently is on disability but hoping to return to work someday.

In addition to volunteering for MSU, Suzanne enjoys reading, painting, and photography. 

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