Sickle Cell Disease Is an Inseparable Part of My Identity

Sickle Cell Disease Is an Inseparable Part of My Identity

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Sickle Cell Disease Is an Inseparable Part of My Identity

Many people with chronic illnesses may agree with a common statement that “our illnesses do not define us.” I understand that some believe their illnesses don’t change who they are. They can still live a meaningful, successful, and fulfilling life despite dealing with an illness. However, I disagree with that quote. I don’t see my diagnosis as something separate from me. It is as much a part of me as my eyes, my hands, or…

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