Parenting

This category focuses on articles written by parents with warriors, or warriors with children. You can have a happy, healthy family with sickle cell disease. Have our warrior moms show you how.

How I Endured Sickle Cell Pregnancy on Bed Rest

Paula is a new mom who has sickle cell that is sharing her experience with everyone. I hope this helps all the new moms and moms-to-be out there.

Sickle Cell and Social Security Benefits

Understanding the social security system is crucial to getting your benefits. Hear some tips on how to get approved based on info from the social security administration.

Signs of Sickle Cell Pain in Babies

How can you tell if your baby is having sickle cell pain or a crisis? SCW breaks down the 13 signs...

I Am the Incredible Hulk!

With Sickle Cell, sometimes you can easily get discouraged. Tamera expounds on her Warrior journey from weakness to strength

Meet Tarsha: Mom, Wife, Warrior

Tarsha is a lovely mother, with a strong faith, determination, and indomitable spirit. Read her story here.

Meet Brandin: Behavior Specialist, Father, Mentor, Warrior

Brandin is an amazing, dedicated, and focused young man who has managed to zero in on his purpose in life.

The Pros and Cons of a Port-a-Cath

After 5,489 needlesticks and IV starts, you have finally made a decision to get a Port-a-Cath. Here's the 4-1-1 from other warriors like you.

Making the Team

Tamara details the importance of screening all members of your healthcare team--- especially your doctors. Tryouts and Probation is mandatory, not optional.

Coping Strategy: Writing

Tamara gives us the best coping strategy for a Warrior, parent, or caregiver dealing with a chronic medical condition. Write it down!!

From the Heart of a Warriors’ Caregiver

Tamara is an independent, strong, beautiful woman who is head over heels and happily married to her own true Sickle cell warrior. Read about her journey from a wide-eyed novice to his staunchest advocate and expert at the bedside.
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