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 Jermichael Lawrence
First let me start by say I lost my mother to lupus when I turned 21 I’m 33 now.
Ok it was about 3 or 4 years ago. I was stabbed 8 times an after healing I noticed these big bumps on my chest an arm. I went to the doctor and he gave me some shots and said it should clear up. No change in a week. I went back and he referred me to a dermatologist. She said that it was psoriasis so we went from there. All types of meds creams etc.
Last year I went back. It was a new doctor there. He looked at my chin, my chest and parts of my scalp. He said it looks like lupus and my heart just sunk. Because, I was there with my mother through her whole ordeal. He did a biopsy. It came back as lupus. They told me it looks like skin lupus. I told him that I never get sick or anything.
So I was told I had lupus a year ago. Still really no bad symptoms. I’m on no meds. I am waiting to get insurance. It’s just so expensive. I do take this cream he gave me. But, the cream helps a lot. When I flare up my skin turns white. I stay out of the sun a lot now. But it gets on my hands and feet and feels like pins or something sticking me.
Not a lot of men talk about having lupus. This is all very hard and I decided to share my story to encourage more men to speak out and to find support.
Lupus In Color is excited to present Jermichael’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 Jermichael Lawrence. 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 JERMICHAEL’S FLIGHT ON YOUR WALL AND START HIS BUTTERFLY JOURNEY SPREADING LUPUS AWARENESS!
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