September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month. Sickle cell is a serious disease that is very unpredictable.
For many children and adults living with the disease, hospital stays have become a part of life.
Sickle cell disease affects one in 500 African Americans, making it the most common inherited blood disorder in the United States.
While the disease affects their lives greatly, children and adults living with sickle cell are able to live productive lives, often with medical intervention.
T. was diagnosed with sickle cell disease at birth and first experienced symptoms of the disease at 8 months. As with all things, the Lord has been faithful to us and He has sustained us in the difficult times.
We are committed to serving God during the trying moments and to lean on His strong arm. God’s Word, prayer and the support of those around us have given us strength and hope during bouts of illness.
The doctors at Children’s have been wonderful this past year. We are beyond thankful for T’s medical team.
We are committed to supporting T. and the people who care for him and support his health, and this past weekend, this meant running with Children’s National Medical Center in The Race for Every Child.
The vibe out there was amazing. More than 4600 people participated in the race.