7th Annual Flight of the Butterflies

This May, Butterflies will travel all over the internet to behold undiscovered awareness and beautiful stories of strength. Featuring 31 days of Lupus Facts, Lupus Warrior Stories and Faces of Lupus telling stories of strength. Spreading lupus awareness One Butterfly, One Fact, One Story, One Face at a time. Lupus In Color, Lupus Warriors, Butterflies of Hope! Send your Stories, Facts and Photos to Lupus In Color @ lupusincolor@gmail.com #LupusInColor

Holiday Pouch Drive

Hello all, Lupus In Color is launching a Holiday Pouch Drive for Lupus! This year, Lupus In Color is adopting the patients at Henrico Doctors Infusion Center to receive Holiday Pouches, filled with goodies.

I personally spend a lot of time there every month receiving chemo infusions and treatments for my own personal battle with lupus. I understand the importance of receiving items that can make your infusion more comfortable. Our goal is 50+ Pouches! Lupus In Color will fill each pouch with goodies to help make time at the infusion center just a little bit easier.

For as little as $10 you can sponsor 2 pouches for men and women who fight daily for their lives. It’s a small act of kindness that will go a long way.

Please take a moment and donate and help us help those who battle lupus daily.

https://www.facebook.com/donate/491951027958300/

Butterfly of Hope Award

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

YOU HAVE BEEN AWARDED THE BUTTERFLY OF HOPE AWARD!

FOR EVERY DAY YOU HAVE FOUGHT HARD SIMPLY TO SURVIVE, I SALUTE YOU! FOR EVERY DAY YOU THOUGHT YOU COULDN’T MAKE IT, I ENCOURAGE YOU! FOR EVERY DAY YOU LIVE TO SEE ANOTHER DAY AND BEAT LUPUS, I LOVE YOU!

YOU ARE MY BUTTERFLY OF HOPE FOR YOUR STRENGTH, BRAVERY AND COURAGE IN FIGHTING LUPUS! YOU ARE A TRUE LUPUS WARRIOR AND I AM SO PROUD OF THE FIGHT IN YOU!!!!

TODAY IS YOUR DAY TO SPREAD YOUR WINGS AND FLY FREE IN THE BEAUTY OF YOU BEYOND LUPUS!

#LupusInColor #ButterfliesofHope #FlightoftheButterflies #ButterflyofHopeAward

May 31 Lupus Fact

Butterflies of Hope

Flight of the Butterflies

Spreading Lupus Awareness One Butterfly at a time

Let this butterfly flutter all over cyberspace!

May 31 Lupus Fact

While medical science has not yet developed a method for curing lupus, new research brings unexpected findings and increased hope each year.

This is your thirty-first butterfly of hope.

We need awareness and a cure!

Encourage everyone you know to let it FLY!

#‎LupusInColor#‎ButterfliesofHope#‎FlightoftheButterflies#‎SpreadLupusAwareness

May 30 Lupus Fact

Butterflies of Hope

Flight of the Butterflies

Spreading Lupus Awareness One Butterfly at a time

Let this butterfly flutter all over cyberspace!

May 30 Lupus Fact

Facing medical and financial crisis as a result of lupus can have a significant impact on a person and their family’s way of life. The average costs faced by Warriors can range from 12,000 thousand to over 65,000 thousand dollars per year. There are a variety of resources to assist in times of need. Scholarships, prescription assistance, food and transportation assistance and free or low-cost medical care, to name a few. But, not all will qualify and can face financial issues on top of issues from lupus.

This is your thirtieth butterfly of hope.

We need awareness and a cure!

Encourage everyone you know to let it FLY!

#LupusInColor #ButterfliesofHope #FlightoftheButterflies #SpreadLupusAwareness

Butterfly Flight Amy Cargain

Flight of the Butterflies 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 is dedicated to sharing those stories in May for lupus awareness month.

Flight of the Butterflies Begins…..

Butterfly Flight Amy Cargain

My name is Amy Cargain and I was diagnosed with lupus at the age of 15. I’ve been in and out of hospitals and have seen many doctors. I fight ever day and I am a warrior.

I learned that you get one life so make sure you live it to the fullest. My #1 support in my life is my family and my boyfriend Dino.

Lupus In Color is excited to present Amy’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 Amy Cargain.

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 Amy’s FLIGHT ON YOUR WALL AND START HER BUTTERFLY JOURNEY SPREADING LUPUS AWARENESS!

‪#‎LupusInColor‬ ‪#‎ButterfliesofHope‬ ‪#‎FlightoftheButterflies‬‪ #‎SpreadLupusAwareness‬

Butterfly Flight Sharima Singleton

Flight of the Butterflies 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 is dedicated to sharing those stories in May for lupus awareness month.

Flight of the Butterflies Begins…..

Butterfly Flight Sharima Singleton

On October 22, 2017 I woke up and my whole face was swollen and I didn’t know what it was from. So I went to urgent care and they did a test and they said it was a lot of protein in my urine. The doctor told me to go to the hospital.

By the time I got to the hospital my ankles were swollen. So at this point I didn’t know what the hell was going on with me.They did a lot more test and they admitted me because they didn’t know why it was protein coming out.

They did a lot of tests to figure out what was going on and 4 days later they found out that I had systemic lupus erythematosus(SLE), an autoimmune disease that attacks good tissues in your body.

I had class 3 lupus but they didn’t know what type of lupus I had. I was in the hospital about 2 weeks and they figure out that I had lupus nephritis when lupus attacked my kidneys. I had to do a kidney biopsy to see how damage was done to my kidneys.

Today my kidneys are not really damage. My kidneys are less then 50% damaged and my kidney function is working fine. I was in and out the hospital bout 6 times since October. From the medicine I had experience hair loss. I had to change my eating and drinking habits.

I still had my good days and bad days and I still have flare ups, but not a lot, but I’m still a fighter. I’m still learning more stuff about it because it is still new to me.

It was hard at first but I got through it with the help of my supporters.

#lupuswarrior #lupusawareness #lupusfighter #lupussucks

Lupus In Color is excited to present Sharima’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 Sharima Singleton.

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 Sharima’s FLIGHT ON YOUR WALL AND START HER BUTTERFLY JOURNEY SPREADING LUPUS AWARENESS!

‪#‎LupusInColor‬ ‪#‎ButterfliesofHope‬ ‪#‎FlightoftheButterflies‬‪ #‎SpreadLupusAwareness‬

May 29 Lupus Fact

Butterflies of Hope

Flight of the Butterflies

Spreading Lupus Awareness One Butterfly at a time

Let this butterfly flutter all over cyberspace!

May 29 Lupus Fact

If you have lupus, you can expect to have times when you won’t feel well emotionally. Sometimes, lupus can prevent you from going out and doing the things you want to do. Maybe your lupus rash has flared up and you don’t look the way you’d like — it’s only natural that this can lead to feelings of sadness and stress in a person. When such feelings lead to depression, it’s known as reactive depression. The other, more commonly recognized form of depression is called chemical depression, (sometimes referred to as clinical depression), and it can go on for longer and be much harder to come out of. This type of depression, which is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain, can make your lupus symptoms feel worse, and it needs to be treated.

This is your twenty-ninth butterfly of hope.

We need awareness and a cure!

Encourage everyone you know to let it FLY!

#LupusInColor #ButterfliesofHope#FlightoftheButterflies #SpreadLupusAwareness

May 28 Lupus Fact

Butterflies of Hope

Flight of the Butterflies

Spreading Lupus Awareness One Butterfly at a time

Let this butterfly flutter all over cyberspace!

May 28 Lupus Fact

It took 50 years to create a drug that targets lupus specifically. The IV-administered drug belimumab, known as Benlysta, approved by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in March 2011, is the newest lupus treatment. It works by suppressing overactive immune-system components known as B-cells.

This is your twenty-eighth butterfly of hope.

We need awareness and a cure!

Encourage everyone you know to let it FLY!

#LupusInColor #ButterfliesofHope #FlightoftheButterflies #SpreadLupusAwareness

May 27 Lupus Fact

Butterflies of Hope

Flight of the Butterflies

Spreading Lupus Awareness One Butterfly at a time

Let this butterfly flutter all over cyberspace!

May 27 Lupus Fact

The butterfly is the symbol for lupus. Although it is a beautiful symbol, the disease itself is very difficult to live with. The butterfly became the symbol because of the malar rash that presents itself on the faces of lupus warriors. It is called the lupus butterfly rash because of its butterfly-like shape on the bridge of the nose and cheekbones. These rashes are usually red or purple in color in either a blotchy pattern or completely red over the affected area, and can be flat or raised in nature.

This is your twenty-seventh butterfly of hope.

We need awareness and a cure!

Encourage everyone you know to let it FLY!

#LupusInColor #ButterfliesofHope#FlightoftheButterflies #SpreadLupusAwareness