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 in Memory of Richard Hinkel, Jr.
Before I was born, my father had lupus so this was all I knew as a son until he passed away.
Two of his biggest frustrations: the average person assuming it was a “female-only” disease and the constant stares he got while wearing “protection” (hat, sunglasses, long sleeves, and jeans) outdoors in South Florida.
I can remember accompanying him to the doctors and hospitals for treatments and surgeries many times only to see him return home and deal with bouts of pain and chronic fatigue.
Although lupus affected his health and quality of life as a person, it never compromised him as a father.
My dad had the same attributes as all of the other good fathers: compassionate and patient. He took me out to eat, see movies, and go shopping; attended my baseball and football games; and was always willing and able to listen to me about life in general.
Lastly, he taught me to be kind and compassionate so I created http://www.liftingawareness.com and http://www.liftingboca.com 23 months ago.
I lift heavy weights in non-profit and charity t-shirts for local and global awareness.
Boca Raton, Florida
Lupus In Color is excited to present Richard’s story to the world. He wore an armor of strength in his living. Lupus In Color Salutes your memory Richard Hinkle, Jr.. YOU WERE BRAVE, COURAGEOUS AND AMAZING AND WE THANK YOUR SON FOR SHARING 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 RICHARD’S FLIGHT ON YOUR WALL AND START HIS BUTTERFLY JOURNEY SPREADING LUPUS AWARENESS!
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