August 25, 2016

Ex-footballer Francis Moniedafe’s Rattie, who is a sickle cell warrior, undergoes compulsory NYSC despite pains

Sarah Deborah Moniedafe, is a sickle cell warrior dealing with Avascular Necrosis. She posted a picture of herself, having gone through the verification process of the mandatory National Youth Service Corps NYSC, despite the fact that she is obvious pains and walking with crutches. Kudos girl! She is the niece of […]
August 8, 2016

Jamaican beauty queen Shakira Martin who died of sickle cell was admitted every month in the past year

While the family of Miss Universe Jamaica 2011 Shakira Martin, who died on Tuesday, has set up a campaign aimed at raising the equivalent of  $2.5 million Jamaican Dollars to, among other things, pay for her funeral expenses, her mother Andrea Hall, revealed her last encounter with her daughter. Martin, […]
July 28, 2016

Managing sickle cell while travelling by air

A few years ago, a friend of mine and I were turning 25 and wanted to do something really amazing to celebrate. We decided that we were going to go on a 7-day Boat Cruise that involved three countries in Europe, and 6 cities all together. We saved for months […]
July 13, 2016

Meet Abimbola Edwin, the sickle-celled 56-year-old Nigerian

Mrs Abimbola Edwin is sickle-celled but doesn’t look it. She is an advocate of the #CrimsonBowNG (Sickle Cell) cause.  According to the story, nobody ever really expected her to become an adult not to talk of becoming a mother of three.  Almost 30 years ago, she discovered she was pregnant […]
July 12, 2016

Couples must verify their genotypes before wedding – Anambra state governor

With the spate of mortalities arising from the Sickle Cell Anaemia syndrome, the governor of southern Nigerian state,  Anambra State, Mr Willie Obiano, has said intending couples in the state who fail to screen for sickle cell syndrome before formalising their marriages would be punished. He said such violators would […]