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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
Hi, everyone, today we will be speaking with Heather Avant, a Sickle Cell advocate, who began work to raise awareness of this disease at the very young age of six years old. Heather’s work has been published in the Premier Medical School Journal, and she also spoke at the
Today, we are interviewing Tamara Raymond, who is a Client Relationship Manager and freelance Brand Enthusiast! Tamara is a university graduate, and her determination to succeed is taking her to the top. She is intelligent, brave, and determined, and in no way allows sickle cell to keep her from doing
This week’s organization in the spotlight is the Have A Heart for Sickle Anemia Foundation. Established in 1990 by the late Linda Collins it has continued on its vision to be a strong advocate and make a difference in improving the quality of life for those affected by sickle cell
Today, we are interviewing Paula Kent, a warrior with a passion to dream, and to follow her talents! Despite her dealings with sickle cell, Paula was among the top 5 in her classes while she was in school, and today, Paula is a successful Administrative Assistant, as well as a
Jeremy is a football and basketball coach, who hasn’t let sickle cell stop him from pursuing his dreams.
TBoz talks about sickle cell on the Doctor’s Show on TV, and gives suggestions on how to improve your sickle life via diet.
Meet Daniella, a young, determined, creative, and passionate lady, fully invested in following her dreams and goals.