Honestly, I did not expect this kind of recognition as one of the awardees for the Golden Globe Annual Awards for Outstanding Filipino Achievers because I was just happy inspiring other people, pushing them to their limits or gaining their confidence because of me. You see, I would like to call myself an “accidental entrepreneur.” As a wife and mother by choice, and a doctor by profession, I would like to believe that my being an entrepreneur was merely by chance, as venturing into the beauty and fashion industry was a move fuelled by my passion, which later on, morphed into a personal mission to empower men and women to be comfortable in their own skin.
The story of L'care is as much a personal story of yours truly, Dr. Lyn Sito. Allow me then to take you to a trip down memory lane as I re-travel the timeline of the past few years which have become the starting point of L’Care as a thriving skin care brand.
In 2015, bedridden, after suffering from a second stroke, which left me with right side paralysis and partial blindness, brought about by Takayasu’s Arteritis, a rare auto-immune disease that attacks major blood vessels in the body, I was at my lowest ebb. I was in such a horrible emotional state that looking at the mirror became an exercise in self-pity and self-loathing.
Confined to a wheelchair, with my once smooth and sleek face now peppered with pimples, and my once svelte and slim body now carrying about 40 pounds more on its frame due to steroid-induced weight gain, I could not help but wonder how many more people out there are suffering from the same insecurities that zap us of our energy to enjoy and live life to the fullest. And akin to a “Eureka” moment, I came to an epiphany that I need not waste my suffering because there is beauty in suffering ..... And to the only wise and sovereign God, thank You for setting-up my setback into a comeback. Thank you for turning my suffering into a major blessing. To God be the glory! #chronicallypositivelybeautiful #PWDButNeverADisability #draLynBattleAgainstTakayasu