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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.

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    From the Heart of a Warriors’ Caregiver

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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    Exercising with Sickle Cell

Exercising with Sickle Cell

How can you exercise and work out without falling sick? Should we even work out? Check out what other sickle cell warriors suggest…

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A Little Motivation

A letter of encouragement, from one sickle cell warrior to another…and herself.

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Sickle Cell Free, Part 4: Life After Stem Cell Transplant

This is the finale of the interview with Raheem C, the sickle cell patient who underwent a stem cell transplant and is now sickle cell free! Congratulations Raheem! Live free and be happy!

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Sickle Cell Free, Part 2: Stem Cell Donation

In Part 2; Raheem, a 33 year old patient who recently underwent stem cell transplant, talks about the stem cell donation and retrieval process…which surprisingly is not as grueling as you might think…

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Sickle Cell Free, Part 3: The Transplant

It’s amazing how many myths existed in the sickle cell community regarding the stem cell transplant. Raheem tells us the hardcore truth!

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Playing in the Snow with Sickle Cell

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you have to be hibernating next to the heater. Here are some great tips to keep you pain free and yet able to go outdoors in the cold.

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    Sickle Cell and Pregnancy

Sickle Cell and Pregnancy

Many of us have heard over and over again that having sickle cell and being pregnant puts you in a high risk category. Set your mind at ease pregnant moms-to-be…Sickle Cell Warrior has done some research for you.

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Transitioning From Teen to Adult with SCD, part II

April explores the steps of helping your teen gain independence and successfully transition into the adult system.

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone! I can’t wait for 2010!

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Vacation Plans

Okay, it’s decided, we are going to MAUI!!! WOOHOO! I’ve never been to Hawaii so this is going to be a great one for me. The trip is planned for right after my current work contract, I can’t wait! In other news I’m doing great, not much to report on

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Insomnia

For weeks now I’ve had a weird sleeping pattern. Generally I work late evenings from 3pm to midnight, and this is actually my dream schedule….don’t have to wake up early in the morning or fight traffic getting to work. I peak in the evenings, after 7pm or so is when

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The College Years

After graduation, I did some college in Nigeria and then a year later my parents decided to ship us all back to the US because they figured I would get better medical treatment for my sickle cell over there than back home. I’ve always wanted to go back to America

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Graduation

Thanks to Diva being at every school I ever attended…I was able to have a relatively stable life in high school. She deflected the drama, created the drama and did whatever it was to take the limelight off me. People barely even noticed those weeks that I was sick—she was

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