Author Archives: Dunstan Nicol-Wilson

Becoming a Master Sickle Cell Patient

I often underestimate how much I have learned about sickle cell over the years. To live with a chronic condition, one must understand all the symptoms and side effects that come with it. However, these lessons aren’t freely given — there isn’t a handbook for living with sickle cell. I…

Navigating College With Sickle Cell

September always reminds me of preparing for a new school year. It’s been a while since I’ve had to do that, so I have long since fallen out of the habit. However, I have not forgotten the feeling of new stationary or shopping for things to take to college. One…

My Hopes for the Future of Sickle Cell

As August draws to a close, so does the end of summer. September brings a new season and a fresh start. It is also Sickle Cell Awareness Month — a time to get involved and spread knowledge about sickle cell disease. But as someone with the condition, I’m exposed…