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Sickle Cell and its Peculiarities (I)


Whenever I shared other people’s distinctive journeys with sickle cell, I am astonished at how our stories are so different. I mean in terms of complications. One thing I have noticed with most people who suffer from one disease or another, in the African continent, is that faith plays a major role in their ability to make sense of their sickness.

Faith becomes an anchor when one has asked all manner of inexhaustible questions about why one has such a disease. However, issues about pain, management and looking after oneself are the same for anyone living with sickle cell.