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 Michelle Harris
Hello, my name is Michelle Harris & I am a 20 year Lupus Warrior. In 2001 life as I knew it drastically changed . I was diagnosed with SLE. I was suddenly becoming trapped inside a body I did not recognize & physically becoming someone my friends and family did not recognize. Being in the nursing profession was basically how I identified myself but now I was on the other side I was the reoccurring patient; with lupus dealing me every hand of hardship it could.
This journey has been tough. Lupus now currently affects my blood, joints,bones, lungs & heart. I’ve fortunately learned throughout the years to live life, educate myself, & trust God. It is through my faith in God that I have endured whatever medical explanations man may have because I know with God anything is possible. Although; there is no medical explanation of why I’m still here but I realize God still has a purpose for me in his plan.
In 2009 I decided to start WeCare Lupus Support Group as an outlet to encourage & support others. i was not prepared for the hand of cards I was about to be dealt with my daughter also being diagnosed with lupus. The feeling of selfworth I felt from helping other individuals was amazing & kept my mind off my problems. I was now a patient,caregiver & vigilant advocate of lupus. Instead of it making me bitter it made me better.
Today I look back approximately 15 plus surgeries & a host of different diagnosis later. I am thankful for my journey. It has made me the strong resilient individual that I am. To allow lupus to stop me is not an option so I look for detours around every obstacle & follow God’s direction to find my way to achieve my goals & fulfill my dreams.
Lupus In Color is excited to present Michelle Harris’ 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 Michelle Harris. 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 Michelle Harris’ FLIGHT ON YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES AND START HER BUTTERFLY JOURNEY SPREADING LUPUS AWARENESS!
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