Newly Diagnosed: You Are Not Alone on Your Journey

Whether you are a patient or a caregiver, it’s important to remember that you are not alone on this journey with sickle cell disease and that others have been in your shoes. Here’s a collection of some of our columnists’ words that they would like to share to help guide, inspire, and encourage you.

How to Cultivate a Successful Career While Living With Sickle Cell Disease

Columnist Mary Shaniqua has some sage advice about how to approach career goals and job opportunities while managing a complicated disease. She offers four tips to help sickle cell patients foster and develop a successful career.

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I’ve Come to Realize That We’re All in This Fight Together

Columnist Tito Oye said she realized recently that advocating for awareness of other diseases is equally as important as promoting awareness of sickle cell. She challenges others to learn something new about a condition that does not affect them.

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Our Wellness Depends on Our Ability to Practice Self-love

Tito highlights the benefits of treating yourself the way you want to be treated with positive affirmations and self-care days. Self-love is key to wellness, she says. Do you treat yourself with the love you deserve?

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Sickle Cell May Knock Me Down, but I Will Stand Back Up

After a small health victory, Mary received some bad news. This is the reality of life with a chronic disease, and she struggles with her lack of control over her health. It helps to focus on the positive and find the strength to keep moving forward.

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A great way to connect with the sickle cell community is by visiting the Sickle Cell Disease News forums, where you can discuss issues, ask questions, and share your experiences with others.

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