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Meet Brandin: Behavior Specialist, Father, Mentor, Warrior


This week’s warrior in the spotlight by Sickle Cell Warrior is Brandin Whetstone. Brandin has a great life philosophy and lives every day to the fullest, achieves his goals, is a father, a mentor, plays sports, all even with sickle cell. He is the epitome of a sickle cell warrior.

When I first found out that I had Sickle cell I was 7 years old. When I was born there were no signs of me having sickle cell at all. I was a very active kid. Then one day I was on a car ride with my Mom and Dad. I was sitting in the back seat then started to feel really sharp pains in my legs. My parents rushed me to the hospital. I could not stand up or walk. The Doctors had performed lots of tests to try and figure out what my problem was. They thought it was my appendix. So they went ahead and performed surgery.”

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