LUPUS IN COLOR PRESENTS
THE 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 Wytress Mitchell
Poised In Stilettos On The Front Pew
Wytress Mitchell is a native of Houston Texas with 42 years of experience as an educator, functioning as a teacher and a principal. Wytress has personally encountered and walked through the challenge of being diagnosed with Lupus. The journey opened her up to an amazing fortitude to push pass all odds.
Wytress’ story reflects her strength to push pass pain, isolation and stay poised.
Faith and prayer was her main support system that guided her daily.
One day while walking through the hallway of her school she fell to her knees with a pain that could not be described, In addition there were two incidents when her heart had sped up so rapidly that it had to be stopped and restarted. From 2011 to 2014 Wytress was in and out of the hospital every month.
The debilitating disease was very painful and life altering.
Wytress then had to give up a 42 year career that she was totally dedicated to and that she loved dearly in order to regain her strength. She was saddened when she could no longer physically pursue her passion educating young people.
Wytress unwraps the enigma of Lupus by giving valuable insights, knowledge and wisdom, in her latest book that she penned.
She will capture your attention as she details the challenges triumphs associated with surviving Lupus. Who can better educate and make aware but one who has lived it.
One day in 2011 everything became foggy.. I could no longer walk, drive, or even fix my own food. Everything in my life shifted. I lost my home, my job, wages and my quality of life . Once a champion swimmer I could no longer even tread water. My life went into what seemed like a never ending spiral . I took a financial plunge and now had to depend on my family.
I could no longer perform simple tasks. I was always in pain and always exhausted. I had to fight everyday. One thing I learned to do was keep a smile on my face and fix up and take selfies everyday.
You don’t often think of a 63 year old woman being diagnosed with Lupus because most times it’s an earlier diagnosis. But it can happen it happened to me at the most inopportune time.
However I’m living proof that even at this age you can push, readjust your thoughts, and your eating habits, and live.
Wytress is the Queen of taking sour lemons and turning them into a tall cool glass of lemonade and being very poised in doing so.
Lupus may have hurt my feelings but it didn’t hurt my faith.
Now that 2017 had rolled around I’m walking, back driving , able to do small task, able to go shopping, and most of all educating about Lupus Awarness.
Read more about my incredible journey in my new book “Poised In Stilettos On The Front Pew.
Lupus In Color is excited to present Wytress’ 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 Wytress Mitchell.
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 WYTRESS MITCHELL’S FLIGHT ON YOUR WALL AND START HER BUTTERFLY JOURNEY SPREADING LUPUS AWARENESS!
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