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    Mary: The Story of a Warrrior Wife

Mary: The Story of a Warrrior Wife

I’m not a warrior but I’m a warrior wife, so I’ve spent time on the other side of your story. My story feels like it may have come from a Nigerian movie. I have known my husband for 21 years, we grew up as friends and neighbors. Everything was fine

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    Meet Aminat: Daughter, Student, Future Finance Mogul, Warrior

Meet Aminat: Daughter, Student, Future Finance Mogul, Warrior

Meet Aminat: Daughter, Student, Future Finance Mogul, Warrior I was 8 when I found out that I have sickle cell. I remembered clearly that I stayed in the hospital for a very long time. My parents took care of me like an egg then because I was a child who

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    Meet Jacqee, Daughter, 3rd Grade Teacher’s Assistant, Beautiful, Warrior

Meet Jacqee, Daughter, 3rd Grade Teacher’s Assistant, Beautiful, Warrior

Meet Jacqee, Daughter, 3rd Grade Teacher’s Assistant, Beautiful, Warrior How old where you when you found out you had sickle cell? I was diagnosed with Sickle Cell (type: SC) when I was around 3 months old. I came to my own personal understanding of being diagnosed with sickle cell around

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    It’s Your #SickleCell Birthday!!!

It’s Your #SickleCell Birthday!!!

Did you know that your #SickleCell Birthday is around the corner? SCW shares her personalized letter to friends.

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    Meet Brittany: Caregiver, poet, and writer

Meet Brittany: Caregiver, poet, and writer

This week’s warrior in the spotlight is Brittany Hightower.  Brittany is a caregiver who is beautiful, intelligent, and passionate about poetry. And oh yeah, she has sickle cell. How old where you when you found out you had sickle cell?    I was diagnosed at birth. How were you able

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    Meet Henrietta: Student, Nurse, Warrior, Transplant, Sickle-Free!

Meet Henrietta: Student, Nurse, Warrior, Transplant, Sickle-Free!

Hello everyone, Today I really want to share something with you. It’s something I rarely talk about and that very few people know about me. However, since yesterday was my 5 years anniversary, I feel overwhelmed with feelings. I can’t believe where I am in my life today and want

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    Love Overcomes Sickle Cell: Meet Linda & Steve

Love Overcomes Sickle Cell: Meet Linda & Steve

I’m not a warrior but I’m a warrior wife, so I’ve been on the other side of your story. I hope that this gives you hope and courage to face whatever relationship hurdles you are going through. My story is almost something out of a Nigerian movie, but this is

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    Meet KiAnna – Daughter, Wife, Warrior

Meet KiAnna – Daughter, Wife, Warrior

Hi, my name is KiAnna and I’m 24 going on 25 this spring. I’m adopted and the oldest of 11. 5 adopted, 5 biological to my adopted parents, and 2 in-laws! Recently married to my best friend and love Kyle! I was born to a very young couple. My birth

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    Isata Lakoh – The Most Important Day

Isata Lakoh – The Most Important Day

The most important day of my life is the day my parents explained the essence of the pain I have gone through majority of my life. Around the age of seven, I was slowly being informed about what made me different from the rest. The very beginning of any child’s

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    Sickle Cell Action Network at 1pm PST Tuesdays

Sickle Cell Action Network at 1pm PST Tuesdays

Here is another excellent  resource dedicated to sickle cell disease. Gary Gibson, President of the Martin Center Sickle Cell Initiative has been hosting this amazing show for the last few months. Tune in every Tuesday, 1pm PST/4pm EST to get your latest news and happenings in the sickle cell community,

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    Sickle Cell Warrior Heather on Dr. Phil Show

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

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    Bi-Annual Update of Sickle Cell Warriors™

Bi-Annual Update of Sickle Cell Warriors™

Hello Warrior Family! This letter is a year late but I finally finished it. Apologies for the delay. Read on and you will see why… It’s been a while since I last penned an article on here. Thank you so much to everyone that has emailed, texted, called, and posted

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    World Sickle Cell Day Activities!!!

World Sickle Cell Day Activities!!!

Hello everyone! As you probably know, World Sickle Cell Day is around the corner on June 19th! This was established by the World Health Organization (WHO) and is celebrated all over the world. A few years ago, most of us didn’t know when it was, and if we did, we

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    Meet Tiara Williams: College Student, Daughter, Champion, Warrior!

Meet Tiara Williams: College Student, Daughter, Champion, Warrior!

    Today we will be speaking with Tiara Williams, a 21 year old from Chicago, who is a dedicated student and warrior. Her goal is to do Social Work and social services for the elderly, and despite facing some obstacles due to having Sickle Cell, Tiara continues to press

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    Meet Tristan Lee: Fashion Designer, Model, Poet, Warrior!

Meet Tristan Lee: Fashion Designer, Model, Poet, Warrior!

Today, we are speaking with Tristan Lee, a loving and talented model, actor, poet, and fashion designer. Despite having had a stroke early in life, Tristan has pressed forward to accomplish great things, including an almost complete recovery through therapy, dedication, and hard work, and there are many more great

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