Fibro Daily

Why the Butterfly

Fibro Daily May 7, 2013

One of the symbols for Fibromyalgia is a purple butterfly.

Why the butterfly?

Because the impact of Fibromyalgia can be felt in major ways, no matter how small or light. The lightest touch of a butterfly could cause massive repercussions for a Fibromyalgia patient.

Most Fibromyalgia patients are women. This year, the butterfly lands right smack on Mother’s Day. As we’ve all read and heard over and over, sometimes Fibromyalgia flares so badly, mothers who suffer from it can’t even hug their children.

The mere hug of a child—comparable to a butterfly— causes severe pain.

Well, this year Fibromyalgia patients need to celibate Fibromyalgia Awareness Day and Mother’s Day the right way: by telling the world they’d rather hug their children than suffer through the pain of not feeling their children hug them without worry.

Listening is the least the world could do. So speak up!

And in case you’re wondering about the purple ribbons…(click!)

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