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Should You Use Marijuana for Sickle Cell?

    Should You Use Marijuana for Sickle Cell?

If you were considering using marijuana for sickle cell, here are a few things to think about.

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Are You Practicing Proper Self Care?

    Are You Practicing Proper Self Care?

Ever thought you were ‘taking care of yourself’ but then ended up in crisis anyway? April sheds some insights on how to practice proper self-care.

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Pack it Up!

    Pack it Up!

The Boy Scout motto is Be Prepared. As a Sickle Cell Warrior or Caregiver, you too must always be prepared. Get ready for a crisis with your bags packed

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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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Stop The Pain Before It Starts!

    Stop The Pain Before It Starts!

Ever wondered what else you can do to improve your health, avoid sickle cell episodes, and generally feel better? Here are some basic tips to get you started–from one warrior to another.

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Seek and You Shall Find the Support You Need!

    Seek and You Shall Find the Support You Need!

We have heard the saying that a ‘closed mouth does not get fed’. Learn from a Warrior Mom how to rebuild your support system, so you can care for your family when your child is in the hospital.

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February is National Heart Month

    February is National Heart Month

Four weeks dedicated to heart disease awareness. According to the CDC (center for disease control) over 715,000 americans will have

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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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Brrrr! Bundle Up Warriors!

    Brrrr! Bundle Up Warriors!

Its cold, freezing, and snowing in most parts of the United States and North America right now. Here are some tips to keep you from going into crisis.

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Learn Your SCW’s Body for Yourself

    Learn Your SCW’s Body for Yourself

Learning your child’s body can be a daunting task, especially with sickle cell. ElleJ shares her strategies with you, from one warrior mom to another.

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Keeping my job when Caring for my Child with Sickle Cell

    Keeping my job when Caring for my Child with Sickle Cell

Most working parents, especially single moms, have to worry about your job even while your child is sick. Here are a few tips to help keep your job while you are still there to care for your child.

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Creating Daily Rituals

    Creating Daily Rituals

With sickle cell, you have to learn to live a life of balance. Our Health & Wellness expert April gives some advice how to achieve balance through daily rituals.

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Seven Months

    Seven Months

While she was 7 months pregnant, ElleJ got the call that irrevocably changed her life forever. Read her experience below.

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Sickle Cell and Getting Prescriptions Filled

    Sickle Cell and Getting Prescriptions Filled

Have you ever had a doctor refuse to write you a script or a pharmacist refuse your prescription? James gives some tips on how to get your prescriptions ordered and filled, no matter what state you live in.

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