Seven years ago Dawn Clarkson started collecting butterfly designs to increase awareness for Lupus. On World Lupus Day, 10th of May, the butterflies are showcased on-line to celebrate the occasion. Dawn makes a small donation for every design received, although spontaneous donations are obviously welcome.
LUPUS is a chronic illness in which the immune system produces too many antibodies which then leads to inflammation of parts of the body, skin or organs.
It can affect anyone at any time in life, male or female, both children and adults. It affects the body on a large scale and is sometimes called the ‘invisible disease’.
No two patients have the same symptoms which can be mild to life threatening. The disease is complex and deceiving which also makes it very hard to diagnose.
One of the many symptoms of Lupus can be a skin rash on the cheeks which has the form of a butterfly. Many organisations use the butterfly symbol in their logo design.