Sickle Cell Warriors


Direct Admit: An Alternative to the Emergency Room

Why not just skip the rigors of the emergency room altogether? Try the direct admit system. It’s like concierge medical care.

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5 Websites that You Should Know About

Explore the different resources that are just waiting for someone that needs them. Get help with your finances, medications, and medical bills.

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Meet Parnel: Husband, Father, Advocate, Educator, Warrior!

It is my pleasure to introduce Parnel Abraham, husband, father, advocate and leader in the sickle cell community. He is a true inspiration, and you can learn ALOT from this interview.

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Going to College with Sickle Cell

For those going off to college this year….here are some steps to help guide you through another semester.

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Filing a Complaint in the Hospital

Once in a while, you might get treated with less-than compassionate care. Get the 4-1-1 on how to file a complaint and make sure it doesn’t happen to you (or anyone else) ever again.

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Meet Kai: Fly, 5 and Alive!!!

This week’s warrior is only 5 years old! Remember when you were 5?

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Part 2: Paying for Medications

Sickle cell medications do not come cheap. With copays of 15-30% on prescriptions, your out of pocket costs can grow drastically. If you are on a fixed income, or don’t make much, it can get hard. Here are some resources that might be able to help.

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Dealing with Medical Bills and Insurance

Medical bills and insurance often is a roadblock that plague many sickle cell warriors. Here are 4 plans that can get you out of the financial mire and on more stable ground.

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Meet La’Veda Page: Minister, Teacher, Actress, Mom, Singer, Wife, Warrior

Our warrior for this week is a dynamic and energetic woman. La’Veda Le Page is a mom, actress, wife, musician, minister and of course a sickle cell warrior!

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Why Are Sickle Cell Patients Anti-Social?

A common misconception is that sickle cell patients are anti-social. Take a peek behind the curtain and find out why this is not the case.

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Fatigue and Sickle Cell

Sometimes, you don’t have pain, but really don’t have the energy to go out and hit the town. Your blood counts are low. You’re tired. It’s not a crime.

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Meet Emily: Nursing Student, Rock Climber, Dancer and SC Warrior

This week’s warrior in the spotlight is Emily Imandomwanyi. Recently featured in the Dallas Times, Emily is a full time nursing student who is beautiful, intelligent, and passionate about life. And oh yeah, she has sickle cell.

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Recipe: Curried Lentils with Sweet Potatoes and Swiss Chard

Lentils, sweet potatoes and swiss chard are on the list of foods that people with sickle cell should love. Here

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Humor: The Best Medicine For SC

Nick, one of my favorite Warriors in the Spotlight, reflected recently on his best coping mechanism for dealing with sickle cell. And now here is the secret, for all of you.

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Recipe: Beets, Apple, Carrot Juice

Beets and carrots are great for preventing sickling of cells. Here is another recipe to try, juice the veggies with some apples. Yum!

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