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Warriors in the Spotlight

Interviews with sickle cell warriors around the world

Meet Ashley: Teaching Assistant, Writer, Mentor, Warrior

Ashley is in her 20s, but listening to her, she has wisdom beyond her years. Her quote: the real handicap of sickle cell does not lie in the blood, but in the mind. Read more of her inspirational journey.

Minority Nurse Article

Last year, I got featured in Minority Nurse magazine. The tile is "Providing Culturally Competent Care for Sickle Cell Patients". The author interviewed me...

Meet Akimie: Artist, Runway Model, Warrior

Ever wondered if you could be a working model in NY with sickle cell? If Akimie can do it, so can you!

Oldest Person with Sickle Cell is 86

Ernestine Diamond, the oldest recorded person with sickle cell in the US is 83:)

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.

Meet Abdoo: Husband, Business Owner, Body Builder, Warrior!

Hey everyone! Our Warriors in the Spotlight series is back! We have a wonderful love story and an inspirational true life story from Abdoo,...

Meet Yomi: Project Manager/Husband/Adventurer/Warrior

Read on to find out more about Yomi's amazing life journey thus far, how he took sickle cell lemons and made lemonade, and the zen philosophy of his life.

Tosin Coker: Published Author

Meet Tosin Coker, published author, motivational speaker, radio personality and mom. Oh yeah, and she has sickle cell.

Bridgett Willkie, Sickle Cell Advocate

The best sickle cell advocate is a sickle cell warrior. Meet Bridgett Willkie.

Meet Shakir: Entrepreneur, State Worker, Fiance, Warrior

Our Warrior in the Spotlight this week is Shakir C. He had a stroke when he was 3 years old, but this just forged him into a stronger person. Read more about his journey below.
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