I Am a Sickle Cell Warrior
I am a Sickle Cell Warrior. I was diagnosed with this disease at the age of two because at that time, sickle cell screening was not done at birth like it is now. I have been through many ups and down in my life with sickle cell, more downs than ups. Sickle cell does not have to be a death sentence.
I am a witness that even with this disease, you can accomplish so much in life and believe it or not, you can accomplish much more than what others say you can’t. I am a college graduate with a bachelors degree in business. That was a major accomplishment because doctors were not expecting me to live past the age of 17.
I have successfully been gainfully employed with major companies while suffering from this major disease. I have sickle cell disease, but sickle cell disease does not have me. I have experienced many different life altering events while managing sickle cell disease, but I thank God that I Do Not look like what I have been through. FAVOR.
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