Sickle Cell Warriors


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Sickle Cell Warrior Heather on Dr. Phil Show

One of our esteemed Warriors in the Spotlight, Heather Avant was featured on the Dr. Phil show on December 17, 2015. She talks about how it is to live with sickle cell disease, what the pain feels like, going through a VOC, and the stigma that we often face living with an invisible illness. I wish I could have been in the audience to give her a standing ovation. I got goosebumps hearing her give my life story. Watch her segment here.

She is tied in with Pfizer’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall. It’s a short segment but Heather  rose to the occasion. Her eloquence, courage, and inner beauty shine through. And look at her hubby Jason repping from the audience! #WarriorLove! This is one of the best #SickleCell interviews ever done. Please watch, share, and pass it on! It can be used as an educational tool and as an icebreaker with friends, family, colleagues, and the community. There is no ability to comment, but Dr. Phil needs to know that there are thousands of us, and that Heather Avant represented us so well.

Sickle Cell Warrior Heather on Dr. Phil Show - overview

Summary: Sickle cell disease was featured on the Dr. Phil show December 2015 courtesy of Heather Avant. Heather was a Warrior in the Spotlight a few years ago and is continuing her trailblazing advocacy on a wider national platform. So proud!


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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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