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 Sincere Sanders
I was diagnosed with lupus in 2004 at four months into my pregnancy. After that, it was a series of specialists, hospital visits, and doctors; but I managed to have a healthy 8 lb. 8 oz. baby girl. At one point, shortly after she was born, I had one of the worst flare-ups and remember one of the nurses having to grab her out of my arms for fear I was going to accidentally drop her during her six-week check-up visit.
Over the past seventeen years there have been several health scares, flares, financial and personal challenges that could have completely broken me, but I choose every day to fight through the fatigue (and often-times brain fog) and just keep going. I’m not saying it’s easy by any means, because it’s easy to get depressed in this situation. Lupus is like an octopus that branches out into so many directions. It has affected nearly every part of my body–kidneys, joints and spine, muscles, eyes, heart. Uveitis, nephritis, polyarthritis, bursitis, anemia, immune disorders, nerve damage, joint damage, borderline diabetes, and glaucoma. The list goes on. But there’s one thing this disease can’t take away from me. My smile. Despite the pain (and I do mean PAIN), I can smile through those tears, because I’m still here by grace and mercy.
Lupus Warrior since 2004
Lupus In Color is excited to present Sincere Sanders’ 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 Sincere Sanders. 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 Sincere Sanders’ FLIGHT ON YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES AND START HER BUTTERFLY JOURNEY SPREADING LUPUS AWARENESS!
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