Survivor Spotlight – Tonya Moore-Butler

Tonya was diagnosed with SLE Lupus at the age of 24 in the spring of 1993. She is currently a 49 years young lupus warrior and feels truly blessed to be here.

“I am privileged to be an advocate for Lupus and promote education and awareness. I enjoy providing support and encouragement to uplift others who suffer with this disease. I know all too well the true meaning of resilience! Trust God no matter what!”

Lupus Fact: Lupus causes widespread inflammation that usually involves your skin — particularly on your face and scalp. Lupus can cause the hair on your scalp to gradually thin out, although a few people lose clumps of hair. Loss of eyebrow, eyelash, beard and body hair also is possible. In most cases, your hair will grow back when your lupus is treated. But some people with lupus develop round (discoid) lesions on the scalp. Because these discoid lesions scar your hair follicles, they do cause permanent hair loss.