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Excite Me…

I’m writing this from work, and in approximately 5 hours, my vacation starts! It’s only 10 days long and so far the only thing I have penciled in is skydiving. Yep, you read right—SKYDIVING!
You’re probably wondering why a sickle cell warrior as myself would want to skydive??? As my friend Rhea would say, “Why not?”

I’ve always wanted to skydive, ever since I was a kid. I saw my first skydiver when I was 8 and I’ve been a junkie ever since. Heights don’t scare me, falling doesn’t petrify me and dying doesn’t give me shivers. Come on—after living and dying several times with sickle cell, nothing can be as scary as that. Trust. I think I’m a prime example of the type of person that should skydive. I want to do it because I can. Because out of a life of mediocrity, I crave something exciting. I’m always doing the ‘right’ thing and this experience is going to be Vixen doing bad all by herself.

None of my friends presently are up for it. And Norio—he’s definitely against it, actually using words like ‘forbid’. Ha! As if. I think I will just go by myself this week and be back in a flash with the pix and video to prove it.

So skydiving this week. Who wants to come?


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Sickle Cell Warrior

Sickle Cell Warrior

Tosin is dedicated to perpetuating healthy and positive messages about sickle cell. Although sickle cell is a subject often taboo in the communities this condition is most prevalent, Tosin's message is that sickle cell is not something to be ashamed of and you can live a rich and fulfilling life with sickle cell. Sickle cell warriors are the most amazing people in the world, with a great fortitude for compassion, willpower and strength.

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  1. Niyo
    Niyo June 15, 12:19

    Ha hah haaah..WHY NOT INDEED! That makes the two of us,i won’t let Sickle Cell come between me and mi dreams especially where having fun is concerned.
    Hopeful u had so much fun buddy,that’s the spirit we all need,LIVING OUR LIVES,lol!

  2. Tariq
    Tariq December 07, 14:48

    I am a sickle cell person too and I want to sky dive …
    Tell me did you do it …

  3. Sickle Cell Warrior
    Sickle Cell Warrior Author December 09, 23:40

    @Tariq, I just went to the place, paid for it, did the safety class, got in the plaen, and jumped! Nothing to it!

  4. JUSTtheTrait
    JUSTtheTrait May 10, 20:37

    I don’t have sickle cell, but I have the trait. I work out, I have played sports all my life and Ibe never had a problem. I recently got invited to go skydiving, but when I told my parents theu freaked out cause they think I could have a crisis or something. My brothers are both in the army and they jumped with no problems. You actually have sickle cell; did u have any problems?

  5. Sickle Cell Warrior
    Sickle Cell Warrior Author June 13, 01:34

    @lasgray, when I went skydiving, I had no issues. It was exhilirating. I think your parents are probably more nervous about the thought of you jumping out of the plane than about your sickle cell. lol. Be careful but live your life! Happy trails.

  6. shot caller
    shot caller July 20, 08:31

    OMG this is really good news! I almost got my hopes dashed when I just read the set of rules excluding people with blood disorders from skydiving. Please tell me again that you actually jumped with no issues. And what year was this? I am so planning to do this real soon.

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