Growing Up With Sickle Cell Taught Me to Stand Up to Adversity

Growing Up With Sickle Cell Taught Me to Stand Up to Adversity

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Growing Up With Sickle Cell Taught Me to Stand Up to Adversity

With a chronic condition like sickle cell disease, I sometimes find it difficult to look far into the future. What exactly will my future be like? Will there be more hospital trips? More pain? More sadness? Reflecting on my origin story in a previous column prompted me to question whether the story of my life was predefined or limited to a set path. In my early teens, I continued to have feelings of loneliness and…

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