Artist Has Vision to Open People’s Minds to Sickle Cell Disease

Artist Has Vision to Open People’s Minds to Sickle Cell Disease

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Artist Has Vision to Open People’s Minds to Sickle Cell Disease

A Connecticut-based artist living with sickle cell disease and blindness in his right eye is using his art to advocate for the sickle cell community and help people understand and empathize with those with the disorder. “There was a lot of stigma surrounding my disease, getting kicked out from hospitals because they didn’t believe I had the pain or believe I had sickle cell,” said 47-year-old Hertz Nazaire in a Zoom interview with Sickle Cell…

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