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The experience: what you need to know about sickle cell disease - no matter who you are


If you’re like most people, you probably don’t know a lot about sickle cell disease. Shakeira Wesley of Atlanta, Georgia, wants you to know what the experience is like. Her two children have sickle cell. “You may have seen them on Thursday, and they looked perfectly fine, but today they literally can’t even move, and it’s only Friday. Know that they’re not making it up. It’s just how it happens when you have sickle cell disease. If you don’t know about this disease, you wouldn’t understand.”