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 Keith Ladner Sr.
The nurses were so happy to see me today. they had not seen me since that day! they began crying, we were all crying. They said no one expected me to survive that night. my own body was deteriorating. I woke up with low vital signs. I heard nurses praying for me. I didn’t know what I looked like. A team of specialists came in from all departments including psychologists to observe and assess me.
They diagnosed me with Chronic Systemic Lupus. I was there alone with no family or friends at Atlanta Grady Hospital. It took a month to come up with a treatment plan. this happened again in August 2019, so it was not until 3 months later before I started treatment.
I cannot be in the sun because it is so painful. Often times I am very tired with very painful flare ups in my skin and joints.
I didn’t want to share this testimony because I am a man’s man and was afraid to do so due to pride. but, my fiancée Gewandra, said I was holding back God’s glory. That all of this was for God.
I use to model, and work as a Police and Corrections Officer and was very proud of my achievements. I had a lot of influence just by my appearance, confidence, and leadership, but God brought me to a humbling place. I was not a mean person but I lacked sensitivity towards other peoples disabilities. but now, I completely understand, that’s a blessings to be used by God.
With COVID, my system is at constant compromise, but so far God has kept me. So, I apologize to God, my family, and friends for sitting on this testimony. God does heal, He’s a miracle worker. I do pray for anyone in a similar situation, no matter what you’re going through God is a healer and Comforter.
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Lupus In Color is excited to present Keith Ladner Sr.’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 Keith Ladner Sr. 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 Keith Ladner Sr.’s FLIGHT ON YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES AND START HIS BUTTERFLY JOURNEY SPREADING LUPUS AWARENESS!
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