THE 8TH ANNUAL FLIGHT OF THE BUTTERFLIES
Butterflies of Hope Warrior Stories
Flight of the Butterflies, Butterflies of Hope Warrior Stories 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, Butterflies of Hope Warrior Stories is dedicated to sharing those stories in May for lupus awareness month.
Flight of the Butterfly Dion Langley
My name is Dion Langley and I am a professional drummer. I began playing the drums at the age of 6 and soared to all sorts of heights in my career playing with some of the biggest acts and artists ; but nothing prepared me for one of the biggest challenges I would soon face .
In 2010 I was diagnosed with systematic lupus (SLE) and it completely changes my life. I went from being able to enjoy energetic and adventurous outings and activities with my children, family and loved ones to barely being able to get out of bed in the morning. Lupus was starting to impact my life in a drastic way.
After numerous ER visits and test, the one thing I had done longer than almost anything else in my life was being threatened when being told by Drs. that due to the chronic fatigue and pain and inflammation in the joints that lupus caused I would never play again.
The aches pains associated with lupus are debilitating. And I often find myself having to take long therapeutic baths just to get some kind of relief from the pain not controlled by medications. The obstacles I face daily with lupus were far more demanding than I would have ever imagined they’d be. Lupus can attacks and destroy any of the organs so in addition to my diagnosis of lupus, I also developed pericarditis which is a heart condition associated with lupus, a condition that causes pain in the chest, irregular heartbeat and shortness of breath.
After a period of fear, frustration and almost feeling defeated I realize the only way I was going to Beat Lupus was I had to activate and allow my faith in God to truly work in my life.
God revealed to me that your career as a professional drummer gives you a platform to reach millions of people use it to bring awareness to this disease as well as educate which birthed my vision #Beatlupus.
Through #Beatlupus I want to be the male voice for lupus and make a nationwide impact on the entire lupus community. I want to reach all the lupus warriors ( especially men ) as well as the families and loves as well to be equipped with as much knowledge as possible, to know what it takes to live a long, successful and productive life all while living with lupus.
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Lupus In Color is excited to present Dion Langley’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 Dion Langley. YOU ARE BRAVE, COURAGEOUS, AMAZING and STRONG 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! FLY ON!
PLEASE SHARE Dion Langley’s FLIGHT ON YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES AND START HER BUTTERFLY JOURNEY SPREADING LUPUS AWARENESS!