THE 9TH 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 Crystal Whitmire
I’m a 35 year old wife and mother to three children,12, 10, and 5. My story started when I was 32. Random rashes that I brushed off as sun exposure or my sensitive skin. It wasn’t until the summer of 2020 that I noticed things became alot worse.
Days I physically couldn’t walk because of the pain. The mouth ulcers and My hair was falling out in clumps. A few other symptoms were present as well. After many many tests I was diagnosed with the”L” word. And, it was affecting my central nervous system. At first I was kinda in shock, but within a few minutes I left the doctor’s office and realized that I had to learn everything I could about SLE.
Hey, I’m only 35 with lots of things to do! No time to sit around fretting about it. Every day is definitely a battle, but it’s not the end of the war. Along with my amazing husband, my wonderful children, my family and my church family I have such a great support group and many troops fighting right beside. I’m not sure why God chose me to fight this battle, but I will fight this battle for His glory and honor. If I can bring hope to just one other family effected by this horrible disease then that’s worth the fight in itself. ~Crystal Whitmire~ Greenville, SC
Lupus In Color is excited to present Crystal Whitmire’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 Crystal Whitmire. 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!
PLEASE SHARE Crystal Whitmire’s FLIGHT ON YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES AND START HER BUTTERFLY JOURNEY SPREADING LUPUS AWARENESS!
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