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“I’m Living Two Times Above The Age Society Thought I Would Die At” – Sickle Cell Warrior


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Life is challenging for everyone but for people living with sickle cell anaemia, life can be more difficult because of their health and the stigmatization they face. For some of them, it is even difficult to have friends, keep a relationship or get a stable job.

Not many people have the understanding of what sickle cell anemia is. In fact, some people think that it is a contractible disease, while others think that they do not live above the age of 21.

But for Arrey, she has lived above 21 and she is strong and happy. Knowing how hard it is to keep friends as a sickle cell survivor, Arrey decided to tell a new friend she just met about her health.

Thankfully, her friend accepted her and her status, promising to be there for her 100 per cent.

Watch her talk here

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