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Lionel Mugema

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Lionel is working to start an organization called "Creating Celiac Disease Awareness in Africa" to help raise celiac disease awareness in East Africa, where celiac disease kills many children each year, mainly because it usually goes undiagnosed and treated. Unfortunately knowledge/awareness of the disease in East Africa is almost non-existent.

  1. Celiac.com 06/17/2009 - He stands aloof and watches absent-mindedly as the other children queue up for the food. He remembers his mother’s stern warning and the hunger pangs worsen. He knows the e...
  2. Let me introduce myself. My name is Lionel Mugema. I was born in a small hospital in Kigali, Rwanda in the month of June in 1981. My mother tells me mine was a C-section birth and she wanted to name me Caesar.I was diagnosed with celiac disease in Brussels, Belgium when I was about 6 years.My family...