Today, June 19th is known as World Sickle Cell Day which is a day set to create awareness on the Sickle Cell Anaemia disease.
Sickle Cell Anaemia is an inherited form of anemia — a condition in which there aren’t enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen throughout your body. The sickle-shaped cells sticks to vessel walls, causing a blockage that slows or stops the flow of blood. This is a condition called anemia, and it can make you feel tired as the lack of oxygen can cause attacks of sudden, severe pain, called pain crises.
I have had several people affected with the dreaded ailment and only three weeks lost another friend to it (this was more painful as we thought she had beat it having lived with it for over 45 years). But I can tell you this: the people who have the Sickle Cell (SS) trait live an amazing life (negating the repeated visits to ER and long hospital stays) and we are even more thankful for the ‘Bone Marrow Transplant’ procedure now available and is known to be the only cure for the genetic blood disorder.
So to my awesome/strong Young Boys & Girls, Men & Women; please always remember your good times, your passion and your dreams. You have an obligation to yourself to create a safe, comfortable and fantastic life, and you can do it. Keep fighting to live your best life. We wish you nothing but the best, (less or no crises) & lots of success and fun ❤️❤️❤️
The World is Yours – Take It!
We celebrate YOU 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾
(😇 to the fallen soldiers – RIP Data O & Andrew N ✊🏾)
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