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 Remantha Louw
My name is Remantha, I’m from South Africa, I am a lupus warrior. I am 20 years old and I was diagnosed almost 2 years ago (in May it will be 2 years) I was 18 at the time and I was extremely sick for about 3 months. It started with me vomiting, after that I was diagnosed with arthritis. The doctor told me I had gland fever for a very long time. After dealing with all that, I was taken to a hospital to get stabilized. I was extremely scared because I thought I would die because all the tests that were run on me with no answers. It took doctors 3 days to discover what was actually wrong and then I was finally diagnosed with lupus.
I didn’t know anything about lupus, but I was extremely scared and I Googled my illness a lot after that. I was put on intense steroids and I started feeling better but after a week I could go home but I was extremely weak. I was also very depressed, all my friends left and my boyfriend didn’t want to be with someone who was sick. I felt very alone and I was depressed. I didn’t leave my room and I didn’t even leave my house until my mom and dad forced me to go shopping even though I was weak and tired.
I was still in high school and my high school forced me to write my end exam I was a senior in high school. I was in my last year and I was supposed to go to prom and I didn’t want to because I was extremely depressed. I did end up going though all because of my parents, they were my support system through all this.
I took my tablets everyday and I got better but gained a lot weight and since I was skinny before, I started hating my body. I always covered my body but with time I am still getting to be comfortable. My path with lupus hasn’t been the best, I still have bad days, but I do thank God for my life and I am willing to fight the good fight.
Lupus In Color is excited to present Remantha Louw’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 Remantha Louw .
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 Remantha Louw’s FLIGHT ON YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES AND START HER BUTTERFLY JOURNEY SPREADING LUPUS AWARENESS!
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