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From Paralysis To PhD – the story of a sickle cell warrior, as told by his mum

Your Child Has Only Three Days To Live, doctors at ABUTH told Mrs. Fagbamigbe A Mum’s Testimonial on the administration of a supplement she’d never heard of, on a very desperate occasion …By Ayoola Olajide, General Editor, Sickle Cell News The doctors gave out no hope about my son ever recovering from his paralysis –…

sickle cell warrior rescued from mentally-challenged mum

Some with sickle cell are born to well-to-do parents, to health professionals, to successful politicians, even to Heads Of State like General Mohammadu Buhari, and Senators like Oluremi Tinubu. What if your parentage is flawed like that of Akeem Anjola Diamond? Until two years ago, Anjola’s mom tramped the streets of Ibadan with a little…

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Chara’s Diary Goes For The Jugular of SCD

Psychology Graduate Goes For the Jugular of SCD By Accentuating Genotype Awareness Oluwagbamila Boluwatife, a sickle cell warrior, mental health advocate and Psychology graduate of Obafemi  Awolowo University, Nigeria loves to swim, travel, read and go on an adventures. However, her passions are attuned more towards sickle cell awareness than anything else. ‘I strongly believe…

CORONAVIRUS: PSYCHOLOGICAL MANAGEMENT IN SCD

The stressful life condition experienced by the individual and family members during an illness like Covid-19 cannot be overemphasized. Prolonged stress experienced during this pandemic can lead to frustration, anger, hopelessness, anxiety, fear of death, depression, insomnia, discomfort, fear of the hospital environment or isolation centre, persistent fear of inability to cope, profound sadness, despair…