AliyasthoughtsSCD: You Are A Fighter
To put it simply, sickle cell is a condition that can cause severe pain episodes known as a sickle cell crisis. The reality of sickle cell is that it is a physical illness that attacks the body on a daily basis. It causes daily pain, daily aches and twinges, damage to the bones and joints, damage to the organs, it also takes an emotional toll on you.
The strength that it takes to get up and fight day in and day out is indescribable. My sickle cell family, never dismiss your strength, acknowledge it daily. You are a fighter, a warrior, a solider and most importantly a survivor. I can’t put into words how much strength it takes to not let sickle cell win and not give up. I’ve done it before myself, in my lowest moments I felt weak and defeated.
I finally realised my strength and now I know, you only give up when you’re done fighting but I have so much more fight in me as do all of you! Even if it is just me doing my awareness posts I have to know I contributed to the fight for better!
I continue to pray for your health, happiness, hope and strength…Alhumdulillah
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