Butterfly Flight Stacy Compton

THE 7TH ANNUAL FLIGHT OF THE BUTTERFLIES

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 Butterfly of Hope stories in May for lupus awareness month.

Flight of the Butterflies Begins…..

Flight of the Butterfly Stacy Compton

I was diagnosed with lupus at 34 years old. I am now 57. I have had acute pericarditis and admitted to the intensive care unit of the hospital three times. I feel like I am in a constant flareup. Every single day I have joint pain and skin rashes and fatigue.

I have worked for Southwest Airlines for 20 years now and through the support of my coworkers, my family, my husband, I have made it this far.

I have always been afraid of flying and last year I decided that life is very short and I needed to face my fear of flying so I decided to learn how to fly myself. I love it, it makes me feel alive, and very very happy.

Thank you for bringing all of us together and for putting together the Lupus collage. It really helps a lot to have that kind of support around me. I hope you have an amazing day.

Lupus In Color is excited to present Misty Jenkins’ 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 Stacy Compton!

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

#LupusInColor #ButterfliesofHope #FlightoftheButterflies #Brave #Courageous #Strong #SpreadLupusAwareness

May 18 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 18 Lupus Fact

Lupus Fatigue is real and over 80% of those with lupus experience fatigue. Complete exhaustion, for those affected by Lupus becomes a permanent part of life. Flare-related fatigue is a most difficult exhaustion. An unpredictable state of increased fatigue during increased inflammation and pain can last for days or weeks. Fatigue is one of the things that is hardest to combat.

This is your eighteenth butterfly of hope.

We need awareness and a cure!

Encourage everyone you know to let it FLY!

#LupusInColor #ButterfliesofHope #FlightoftheButterflies #SpreadLupusAwareness

Faces of Lupus Episode 5

Lupus In Color 7th Annual Faces Of Lupus
Social Media Lupus Awareness Campaign

Lupus affects individuals of virtually every age, race, ethnic background and socioeconomic status. Yet, some groups are notably affected with the disease. Lupus is three times more common in African-American women than in white women. It is also more frequent among women of Hispanic/Latina, Asian and Native American descent.

Often, you can look at a Lupus Warrior and never know they are fighting a bitter hard battle daily. It’s important to see the faces that can bear the pain within without showing it to everyone who they come in contact with without.

These are the Faces of Lupus from every walk of life fighting the same battle. Supporting one another in the battle for their lives.

These are the Faces of Lupus, they are brave, courageous and strong!

May 17 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 17 Lupus Fact

“Lupus headache” refers to a specific type of headache that occurs with Lupus warriors where the disease is active and there is actual inflammation around the brain that causes discomfort and headaches.

This is your seventeenth butterfly of hope.

We need awareness and a cure!

Encourage everyone you know to let it FLY!

#LupusInColor #ButterfliesofHope #FlightoftheButterflies #SpreadLupusAwareness

May 16 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 16 LUPUS FACT

There are 4 different forms of lupus

Systemic lupus accounts for approximately 70 percent of all cases of lupus. In approximately half of these cases, a major organ or tissue in the body, such as the heart, lungs, kidneys, or brain will be affected.

Cutaneous lupus (affecting only the skin) accounts for approximately 10 percent of all lupus cases.

Drug-induced lupus accounts for about 10 percent of all lupus cases and is caused by high doses of certain medications. The symptoms of drug induced lupus are similar to systemic lupus; however, symptoms usually subside when the medications are discontinued.

Neonatal lupus is a rare condition in which the mother’s antibodies affect the fetus. At birth, the baby may have a skin rash, liver problems, or low blood cell counts, but these symptoms typically disappear completely after six months with no lasting effects.

This is your sixteenth butterfly of hope. We need awareness and a cure!

Encourage everyone you know to let it FLY!

#LupusInColor #ButterfliesofHope #FlightoftheButterflies #SpreadLupusAwareness #LupusFacts

May 15 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 15 LUPUS FACT

Photosensitivity, also known as sensitivity to sunlight, is a common symptom of lupus, as 40 to 70 percent of people find that ultraviolet (UV) rays worsen their symptoms and cause flare-ups. Photosensitivity can affect people with both cutaneous and systemic lupus, causing symptoms such as rashes, fever, fatigue and joint pain.

This is your fifteenth butterfly of hope. We need awareness and a cure!

Encourage everyone you know to let it FLY!

#LupusInColor #ButterfliesofHope #FlightoftheButterflies #SpreadLupusAwareness #LupusFacts

Faces of Lupus Episode 4

Lupus In Color 7th Annual Faces Of Lupus
Social Media Lupus Awareness Campaign

Lupus affects individuals of virtually every age, race, ethnic background and socioeconomic status. Yet, some groups are notably affected with the disease. Lupus is three times more common in African-American women than in white women. It is also more frequent among women of Hispanic/Latina, Asian and Native American descent.

Often, you can look at a Lupus Warrior and never know they are fighting a bitter hard battle daily. It’s important to see the faces that can bear the pain within without showing it to everyone who they come in contact with without.

These are the Faces of Lupus from every walk of life fighting the same battle. Supporting one another in the battle for their lives.

These are the Faces of Lupus, they are brave, courageous and strong!

#LupusInColor #FacesOfLupus #FlightoftheButterflies #ButterfliesofHope #SpreadLupusAwareness

May 14 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 14 LUPUS FACT

Living with a chronic illness like lupus can be incredibly challenging and taxing. Not just on your physical health, but on your mental and emotional health, too. It’s normal for a lupus warrior to struggle with feelings of grief, frustration, sadness or hopelessness after being diagnosed with a lifelong condition. Lupus can be unpredictable and its effects far-reaching, so when these feelings persist and a lupus warrior finds themselves struggling with anxiety or depression, they have to find ways to alleviate those feeling to know they are not alone in their fight. Many lupus warriors seek help in support groups, group and personal therapy as well as finding solace in sharing their stories with others.

This is your fourteenth butterfly of hope. We need awareness and a cure!

Encourage everyone you know to let it FLY!

#LupusInColor #ButterfliesofHope #FlightoftheButterflies #SpreadLupusAwareness #LupusFacts

May 13 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 13 LUPUS FACT

Raynaud’s syndrome is a condition that affects circulation, causing decreased blood flow to the extremities (most commonly the fingers and toes). This can be triggered by several things, including cold weather and stress. Often the person’s fingers or toes will change colors due to the lack of blood flow, causing them to go white, red, blue or purple. Studies estimate that Raynaud’s occurs in up to one-third of people with lupus, usually resulting from inflammation of nerves or blood vessels.

This is your thirteenth butterfly of hope. We need awareness and a cure!

Encourage everyone you know to let it FLY!

#LupusInColor #ButterfliesofHope #FlightoftheButterflies #SpreadLupusAwareness #LupusFacts