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Samira Sanusi Celebrates Brother Who Donated His Bone Marrow To Cure Her Of Sickle Cell Anaemia


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Samira Sanusi will forever be grateful to her brother, Mustapha, who helped her get cured of the Sickle Cell Disease.

Samira was born with the disease but her brother donated his bone marrow, which helped her get cured and her genotype is now AA.

On Saturday, the 28th of October, Samira celebrated 13years of being healed from sickle cell.

Through her Samira Sanusi Sickle Cell Foundation, she is raising awareness and supporting the less privileged with the illness both emotionally and financially.

She tweeted,

Born with Sickle Cell, got cured in 2004 through Allogenic Bone Marrow Transplant, checked my Genotype today for the 3rd time, I’m still AA.

Sometimes being cured still feels like a dream, even after 13 years of no crisis. So I’m a little obsessed with getting re-re-re-tested.

13 years ago today @mustysanusi gave me his Bone Marrow/Stem Cells which cured me of Sickle Cell Anaemia.

Please read: My BROTHER donated his Bone Marrow to me. Not an anonymous donor, not a stranger, not the-marry-&-live-happily-ever-after type.

The best thing that has ever happened, and will ever happen to me was/is being cured of Sickle Cell Disorder with my brother’s bone marrow

No amount of money, medications, therapy or treatment would have saved my life without his bone marrow donation.

How amazing it is, being the miracle, the hope, the answered prayer, the cure. The end to someone’s suffering & pain. Be a match.

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  1. Magdalene Edet Emg

    Magdalene Edet Emg

    November 2, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    God bless him. He will live long in good health and wealth.

  2. Sameerah Abdulkareem

    Sameerah Abdulkareem

    November 2, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    God wil guide him and protect u

  3. Musa Aminat Mojisola

    Musa Aminat Mojisola

    November 2, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    God bless him

  4. Teena Tinis

    Teena Tinis

    November 2, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Sometimes, God blesses us with siblings who loves us and care about our survival. Siblings who are not selfish but are selfless. Most times I think about how live would have being if God didn’t give me an angel in human form as my brother. He cares so much like a father and ask for nothing in return. Thanks to our brothers who loves us dearly. May the eyes of God always be upon them. Surely, may tens of thousands shower them with love and Favour. May they receive even before they ask. 😊😊😊😊

  5. Otie Isename

    Otie Isename

    November 2, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    God bless u bro

  6. Funke Agunbiade Akintayo

    Funke Agunbiade Akintayo

    November 2, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    Thank God you came from a rich family that was able to afford all the expenses (abroad ). May God sort other out. Amen

  7. Folasade Folake Adetomiwa

    Folasade Folake Adetomiwa

    November 2, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    God bless u bro, I appreciate my blood sis too (Fawibe Monisola)who is always there for me through thick and thin.Siblings are blessings

  8. Teshoma Maurèen Pratt Eza

    Teshoma Maurèen Pratt Eza

    November 2, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    Bala Tonia

  9. Mauche Ishaya

    Mauche Ishaya

    November 2, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    Brave brother…God bless you..

  10. Shakirat Toyin

    Shakirat Toyin

    November 3, 2017 at 1:36 am

    Jazakullah Kheran

  11. Shakirat Toyin

    Shakirat Toyin

    November 3, 2017 at 1:38 am

    How do you go about and how much will it cost

  12. Lois Duniya

    Lois Duniya

    November 3, 2017 at 6:58 am

    Eyahhhh! It is well wt both of u

  13. Daramola Bukola Aboyeji Olushola

    Daramola Bukola Aboyeji Olushola

    November 3, 2017 at 8:08 am

    A brother with a heart of gold

  14. Sally Adamude

    Sally Adamude

    November 3, 2017 at 8:47 am

    This is the kind of sacrifices siblings suppose to do, but some siblings are the ones that will even kill you. God bless ur brother.

  15. Asheovye Tsaku

    Asheovye Tsaku

    November 3, 2017 at 10:01 am

    Inspiring story….

  16. Habiba Isah

    Habiba Isah

    November 3, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    May Allah bless your brother and guide,protect him

  17. Deborah Iniworikabo

    Deborah Iniworikabo

    November 5, 2017 at 6:46 am

    These are the kinds of siblings every human should have. God bless your good heart brother

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