Thursday, April 14, 2011

Inspiration Feature: Star Eloriaga-Tito

Music. Photography. Psoriasis

I am Star, 27 years old, a music production graduate, loves photography and a psoriatic patient.

I came from a musically inclined family that influenced me to love music... from playing drums to a being a frustrated violinist… I ended up being a sound engineer, worked for 3 years in a recording studio and did some post production projects: audio visual production, tv and radio ads.

I was young and enjoying life to the fullest when my health suddenly turned bad and had a series of flare ups, debilitating me to perform my duties in the studio. It became very frustrating for me because I had to leave the job that I wanted since the day I studied music production.

Photography came to me by faith. At first, it was fun for me to take pictures from my first digicams, Fujifilm and Canon Ixus. Then I became hungry to take better photos by praying for a DSLR camera. Then by God’s grace, I acquired my first DSLR camera, a Canon 400D.

Since then I ventured into a world that opened my eyes to see the beauty of my surroundings… from catching the sunsets to simply capturing different emotions.

Photography also became my outlet while recovering from my lesions… to see God’s beautiful creation made me realize that there’s still hope and beauty amidst the sufferings and pains that I was going through. I feel blessed to have Mark (my hubby) during those trying times to boost my self confidence and also my faith in God.

Having psoriasis is not an easy disease to deal with, it will drain you physically, emotionally and spiritually. And I thank my family and Mark for keeping my faith alive and believing that healing is coming my way.

I am currently on this cleansing diet and I must say God is truly our Healer. On its 3rd week, I can see the dramatic change on my skin, from 90% covered to almost normal skin.

Isaiah 53:4

“Surely He has borne our griefs [sicknesses] and carried our sorrows [pains]...”

Thank you for sharing your story with me Star. You have triumphed above the challenges of Psoriasis and have emerged to be a very good photographer. Through your story, I hope that other Psoriasis patients take inspiration to go beyond our disease and accept that it will be always be a part of our lives. God gave you the talent for capturing what He created through your photography, continue doing so Star, you are really one blessed gal.

Good luck dear!


jennifer said...

Awesome story, thanks Carrie for this blog, it made me cry and a prouder sister. A flashback on how talented, survivor, faithful Star is against all challenges. A clear vision on how God continues to remain Faithful in the Life of Star! :) Very inspiring indeed!

Carrie said...

Your welcome Jennifer. Your sister is trully amazing. I have had the chance to enjoy her company a couple times only but I have been blessed by her friendship and positive outlook in life. Thanks to you and to her loving family for bringing up such a lovely person.