LUPUS IN COLOR PRESENTSTHE 5TH 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 Christian Marin
Hello my name is Christian and I have lupus SLE. It all started about two years ago when I was diagnosed with this cruel disease. I was in denial at first for the following reason. It started with the rash which later I learn it was called the butterfly rash. I didn’t give much attention to it I was thinking “oh it’s just sunburn “. I finally went to get checked and of course they found high blood pressure. She was not quite sure yet if was lupus or not. But she gave me a cream and some pills for my blood pressure and that was the beginning of it all.
Few months after I end up in the emergency room for what I was told I had cold that turn out to be pneumonia. So, they treated me and let me go, they didn’t think anything of it. The second time I ended up in emergency I was scared my legs were so swollen and it was going up to my upper body. I couldn’t stand much with been exhausted due to my legs been swollen. I was admitted to a room and my one day turned into two whole weeks. I was going through blood test after blood test trying to figure what it was that I had.
Keep in mind when I was admitted I was weighed close to 240 lbs. and lost about 40 lbs. when I was released. So, back to the testing, they finally decided to do a ultra sound of my kidney because of my labs. That lead to a biopsy and they took few samples of it. A few days letter I was diagnosed with lupus and started treatment right away. At first I was on medication but it was not enough so I had to go through chemotherapy for six months which helped and now I’m back on medication trying to control it.
Lupus In Color is excited to present Christian’s story to the world. As a Lupus Warrior he is actively promoting lupus awareness and wearing the armor of strength in doing so. Lupus In Color Salutes you Christian Marin .
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 CHRISTIAN MARIN’S FLIGHT ON YOUR WALL AND START HIS BUTTERFLY JOURNEY SPREADING LUPUS AWARENESS!
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