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I am not the same man now that you're gon'. Neva' lost a child. I miss seeing your beautiful face. The laughter in our conversations, the DaddyDaughterDates,
Your great food creations you experimented on,with me as your willing guinea pig . Lol. The satisfaction I would get from fighting successfully for my sickle cell warrior; at and to these willfully and woefully ignorant hospitals and or biased profiling Doctors that refused to believe you were in so much pain. My very soul crys from deep within when I think and remember the times you called and what the dispassionate medical staffs were putting you through...what can I say?
And now you are gone.
My heart is sooo broken...
After our last DaddyDaughterDate @ Stanich's and our last hug when you dropped me off at home...I never thought it was the last time I would see and hug my baby...
...But God has promised that we will see our loved ones again...and tearfully I believe.
Loving you always. Glory to God!
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SICKLE CELL AWARENESS
GET TESTED!! GET TESTED!!
I wrote an article earlier about the importance of testing for the Sickle Cell Trait. And needed family planning.This is Soooo important for the prevention of suffering of the child that is born with SCD...and the parents that WILL suffer going through that childs' shortened lifetime .However short ,you wouldn't want that child to suffer would you? Of course not! The ONLY way to prevent that outcome,IS TO GET TESTED NOW. Become knowledgeable about SCD family planning .Insist on your partner getting tested (and VERIFY IT!) If you are child bearing capable or have active sperm.PLEASE get tested.If you are not .TELL YOUR CHILDREN and YOUR GRANDS To Get TESTED.
You CAN Help.
#Become Sickle Cell Aware. Thank you
When your blood is affected It affects The ENTIRE function of the Mind Body and Spirit...kinda' like gas you put in your car that's not meant for that car.
That car doesn't always function at the same level.
But in a lot of ways with Sickle Cell in the end...YOU are sooo much stronger.
Having had to use PURE WILL of your Mind Body Spirit and Soul. You've had to dig sooo much deeper than the average human to function yes! to even Exist!
A Pure Blessing Borne Out Of Your Struggle!
Shawn I don't know how you do what you do.
It's like running a marathon with less oxygen than anybody else.Or climbing a mountain with one leg.
Be blessed my dear
friend and comrade in the Struggles 💓
Keep on Pushing!😌
All My Best!!
This is a short story about how Sickle Cell needs the awareness this month is about.When I was 16 the Black Panthers(Yes! the Black Panthers .Just a lil history for ya') of the Portland,Oregon Chapter under the direction of Kent Ford. Pushed to have all Portland Public Schools test students of African, Mediterranean , Indian or Asian descent for Sickle Cell trait. That's how I found out I had the trait...Not my doctor!! ...because someone cared enough to have testing done en masse AT SCHOOL!! So, literally you MUST BE PROACTIVE .Because there is no real support in the traditional health structures for Sickle Cell .Having said that . We know now that there ARE some White/Caucasian people that DO have the trait AND the Disease. This IS Sickle Cell awareness month right ?
That's important to know. Its clearly an INHERITED GENETIC disease of the blood .Not a RACE disease. Because the disease touches ALL races . Further it was a mutation created by the body thousands of years ago to protect the body against malaria.
A disease transmitted to humans from INFECTED MOSQUITOES.
Yes ! Sickle Cell was created and was adapted by the body to defend itself against MALARIA . A simple explanation of how it works . Is that when the MALARIA virus invaded the body /blood . The normal blood cell would."sickle" to entrap the virus that invaded the cell. So , the body in a valiant heroic effort mutated it's own cell structure to SAVE YOUR LIFE!... Unfortunately , IT OVERCOMPENSATED and could not return to it's original perfect shape. That allowed it to transport blood and oxygen. In it's heroic effort to save you. It became a killer.
Now, what I must share is that , when and If you find out YOU have the trait. It is the responsible and right thing to do , to TELL your sex partner (before SEX ) . That you have the trait. If your partner does not know and you are having unprotected sex...AND your partner has the trait. Both you and your mate are taking chances on having a child. That COULD have the disease.
Its absolutely necessary to GET TESTED. BOTH OF YOU MUST KNOW YOUR TRAIT STATUS BEFORE YOU HAVE SEX! Now , just because you tell your partner to GET TESTED. Doesn't mean they will. You must be serious about being responsible and make sure they are serious about getting tested as well. And make sure you verify the test results .I'm serious ! OTHERWISE you are taking a chance and rolling the dice on your children having a disease that is incredibly painful ALL OF THEIR LIVES.
...and as we speak IT IS TERMINAL. And you WILL suffer as a parent with them their entire life.
There's alot of history that I've left out. But this is for Public consumption. But , I will say this.
Don't assume your partner is taking precautions to prevent a Sickle Cell birth possibility OR telling you the Truth about their SCD trait status. Do not take that chance ...NO ONE should take chances . These children suffer incredibly until their death. So be responsible! If you have active sperm (men) or you are still childbearing capable (women) Then you MUST KNOW YOUR TRAIT STATUS. Get tested NOW. We can at least curtail the suffering...until there is a cure. Please SHARE! and ADVISE YOUR CHILDREN.
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