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A Sickle Cell Warrior Survival Story— Timi Edwin


“When I was 10, I was flogged by a teacher because I didn’t do an assignment. I fainted… That episode became the beginning of the worst years of my life”. More Sickle cell Warriors like Timi Edwin are telling their stories and, reshaping the sickle cell narratives. Read this sickle cell survival story from Timi Edwin, Founder of Crimson bow.

How Did You Discover You Had Sickle Cell?

My parents discovered that I had sickle cell when I was 1 year old, but I didn’t really know what it meant and how it impacted my life till I was 10 years old. This does not mean that I didn’t have pain episodes and illnesses before that age, I did, I only felt and realized the full impact (pain, stigma, depression) from that age.