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The Invisible Pain People With Sickle Cell Anemia Go Through Every Day

Thirty years into my sickle cell anemia diagnosis, it’s safe to say I’ve lost a lot. From the organs in my ailing body to friends, businesses, money and more, I’ve accumulated a nice streak of losses that makes even the 2014-2015 New York Knicks feel like NBA Champions.

Sickle cell anemia is no joke. It’s a condition in which the sufferer doesn’t have the right amount of healthy red blood cells to deliver enough oxygen to the body. Believe me, every single day is battle in a war that will probably never end. It’s a strange and awkward phenomenon when your own body wages war against you.

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The Invisible Pain People With Sickle Cell Anemia Go Through Every Day