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World Sickle Cell Awareness Day 2016

Since today Sunday 19th June 2016 is World Sickle Cell Awareness Day, I thought I would share a few words.

Sickle Cell is a serious, life threatening condition, which I feel some people fail to realise. There are so many complications that can occur, some of which are uncontrollable and at no fault of your own but just as a result of having the condition. I know many people that have lost their battle with Sickle Cell, including one of my closest friends. It’s tough having to hear of another life lost to Sickle Cell knowing that I have the same condition.

It is for that very reason why I have to stay as positive and as in control as I do. I try my best to live a fearless life and do only things that will make me happy. Every day will not be perfect. Most days I look and feel a million bucks, but some days I don’t. Most days I live life to the fullest, but some days I physically can’t. Despite all that, Sickle Cell has made me who I am and I wouldn’t change ME for the world.

 

 

Help a Sickle Warrior out…

– Give blood: Many Sicklers need regular blood transfusions or blood exchanges to stay well.

– Donate to a local Sickle Cell Charity/Organisation.

 

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