LUPUS IN COLOR PRESENTS
THE 4TH ANNUAL FLIGHT OF THE BUTTERFLIES
Flight of the Butterflies is a lupus awareness campaign sharing stories of the brave lupus warriors. Many don’t understand lupus until they hear the walk of a warrior. Flight of the Butterflies is dedicated to sharing those stories in May for lupus awareness month.
Flight of the Butterflies Begins…..
Flight of the Butterfly Analilia Carabay
My name is Analilia Carabay. I was diagnosed with Lupus SLE in August of 2012 though I began having signs in 2008. It was a long 4 years battle before finding out what was going on with my body. It first started out with pain in my hands then going to pain through my whole body. At this point I couldn’t do anything for myself. My husband had to bathe me and dress me. With all the pain I still managed to go to work full time day after day. When I was finally diagnosed it was somewhat a relief because I finally got answers.
After I did my best to keep going on and pushed it to the back of my mind. I mean I had the right medications so I would be ok, this was my state of mind. After a couple of years it took a toll on me mentally. I started to become depressed, angry, sad, but most of all scared to die and leave my beautiful family.
Lupus was robbing me of my thoughts and I knew I needed help just hated to reach out for help. It wasn’t until I got shingles and put on a nerve medication that saved me (right shingles a blessing lol) but for me it was. I was put on a nerve med that saved me mentally. So now all my thoughts are of strength, hope and most of all faith. Lupus will not win!!!
This is my family my beautiful children, my amazing husband and the newest addition our 1st grandbaby. Thank you for allowing me to share my Lupus Story
Lupus In Color is excited to present Analilia’s story to the world. As a Lupus Warrior she is actively promoting lupus awareness and wearing the armor of strength in doing so. Lupus In Color Salutes you Analilia Carabay. YOU ARE BRAVE, COURAGEOUS AND AMAZING TO SHARE YOUR STORY.
YOUR BUTTERFLY WINGS ARE FLUTTERING, YOUR CHIN IS UP, YOUR ARMS ARE EXTENDED AND YOUR CHEST IS OUT! FLY ON BUTTERFLY!
PLEASE SHARE ANALILIA’S FLIGHT ON YOUR WALL AND START HER BUTTERFLY JOURNEY SPREADING LUPUS AWARENESS!
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