Sickle Cell Warriors

    SC Gathering & Educational Symposium Appreciation

SC Gathering & Educational Symposium Appreciation

WOOHOO!!!! We made it! The 2014 Sickle Cell Warriors Gathering is now officially over! Thank you so much for everyone who has attended and made this experience phenomenal. Lakiea & I hope that you found it extremely informative, educational, inspiring, and supportive. There are so many people to thank, so

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    Meet Tiara Williams: College Student, Daughter, Champion, Warrior!

Meet Tiara Williams: College Student, Daughter, Champion, Warrior!

    Today we will be speaking with Tiara Williams, a 21 year old from Chicago, who is a dedicated student and warrior. Her goal is to do Social Work and social services for the elderly, and despite facing some obstacles due to having Sickle Cell, Tiara continues to press

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    Sickle Cell Families Need Direct Support Services

Sickle Cell Families Need Direct Support Services

Being the parents of a Sickle Cell Warrior (SCW), we know giving up is never an option. Even when we don’t receive the needed support to get through each crisis, we can never lose hope or our smile. Your child survives merely through the pain from your strength/smile. But who

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    Recipe: Red Bean & Chickpea Soup

Recipe: Red Bean & Chickpea Soup

Hello fellow warriors! This recipe was inspired by a bean salad, which consisted of kidney beans, corn, and chickpeas. I was thinking of how to have a delicious, Thiocyanate filled, healthy meal, and I came up with this. The first time I made it, it came out amazing! It’s pretty

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    Meet Tristan Lee: Fashion Designer, Model, Poet, Warrior!

Meet Tristan Lee: Fashion Designer, Model, Poet, Warrior!

Today, we are speaking with Tristan Lee, a loving and talented model, actor, poet, and fashion designer. Despite having had a stroke early in life, Tristan has pressed forward to accomplish great things, including an almost complete recovery through therapy, dedication, and hard work, and there are many more great

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It’s NOT Always Sickle Cell

  It’s NOT Always Sickle Cell

In the last few weeks, several warriors have told me that they had other health problems besides sickle cell that was not addressed or diagnosed quickly by their physician because at first, the doctor chalked it up to being a ‘sickle cell’ complaint.

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What Is Oil Pulling?

  What Is Oil Pulling?

Explore the latest health trend, health pulling. Our resident Health & Wellness expert April answers your questions.

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Schools & Parents Can Work Together

  Schools & Parents Can Work Together

ElleJanae explains how to work together with school administrators and the teacher to get your 504B plan instituted and executed for your child.

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Don’t Persecute the Process

  Don’t Persecute the Process

As a parent, what you say matters. ElleJanae shares a secret to keeping her well of faith full.

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    A World Without Sickle Cell

A World Without Sickle Cell

A poem written by Vicki Glarum, a mother of a child with sickle cell disease. Envisioning a world without sickle cell…

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    Organization in the Spotlight: Have A Heart for Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation

Organization in the Spotlight: Have A Heart for Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation

This week’s organization in the spotlight is the Have A Heart for Sickle Anemia Foundation. Established in 1990 by the late Linda Collins it has continued on its vision to be a strong advocate and make a difference in improving the quality of life for those affected by sickle cell

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    Meet Paula: Administrative Assistant, Freelance Writer, Upcoming Gospel DJ, Warrior!

Meet Paula: Administrative Assistant, Freelance Writer, Upcoming Gospel DJ, Warrior!

Today, we are interviewing Paula Kent, a warrior with a passion to dream, and to follow her talents! Despite her dealings with sickle cell, Paula was among the top 5 in her classes while she was in school, and today, Paula is a successful Administrative Assistant, as well as a

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Sweet Remedy!

  Sweet Remedy!

If your child has had issues or trouble taking medications, this post is for you. ElleJenae gives us the sweet remedy that she learned from her mom which gets her baby girl to take her meds every single time.

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Recipe: Tuna Croquettes with Rice and Veggies

  Recipe: Tuna Croquettes with Rice and Veggies

Elle Jenae shares a favorite family recipe that is healthy, delicious, and packed with nutrients for her growing family. Join the ZFamily at dinner table and bon appetite!

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The Mathematics of Iron Overload

  The Mathematics of Iron Overload

Iron overload is one of the complications that many sickle cell warriors face. Did you know there was a calculation to iron overload? Our resident nerd, Dr. Lakiea Bailey breaks down the math.

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Sickle Cell Free, Part 4: Life After Stem Cell Transplant

  Sickle Cell Free, Part 4: Life After Stem Cell Transplant

This is the finale of the interview with Raheem C, the sickle cell patient who underwent a stem cell transplant and is now sickle cell free! Congratulations Raheem! Live free and be happy!

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Caregivers: Who Takes Care of You?

  Caregivers: Who Takes Care of You?

As a caregiver of a child or loved one with sickle cell, you are often the rock. Elle Jenae gives some tips on how to ensure that your emotional reserves remain renewed.

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Emotional Support Starts with You!

  Emotional Support Starts with You!

  Sometimes you end up on a journey that you have no idea why you are traveling it.  As a

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Finding Love with Sickle Cell

  Finding Love with Sickle Cell

Is it possible to find love with sickle cell? It surely is! Follow Kena as she shares her story of heartbreak, romance, finding love and happily ever after.

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Sickle Cell: To Tell or Not to Tell

  Sickle Cell: To Tell or Not to Tell

When dating with sickle cell, many warriors are stuck in a quandary. Do you tell your significant other that you have this chronic medical condition…or do you keep the secret as best as you can? SCW explores both sides of the coin…

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Program for the SCW Gathering & Educational Symposium July 17-20

  Program for the SCW Gathering & Educational Symposium July 17-20

2014 Sickle Cell Community Gathering & Education Symposium PROGRAM AGENDA Please note that this schedule is a guideline, but times/rooms/and

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All About the Sickle Cell Gathering

  All About the Sickle Cell Gathering

Hey Warrior Family! We hope you are doing well. Sickle Cell Warriors, Inc. is planning the 2nd Annual Sickle Cell

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