William and Torian: A Family’s Struggle with Sickle Cell


February 23, 2003 and June 26, 2004 are dates that marked the beginning of two of the most incredible and frightening times in my family’s life – the dates my two youngest children, Torian and William, were born. Both were diagnosed with sickle cell anemia as infants. Sickle cell disease is a genetic blood disorder […]

Sha’Tia’s Story: Care Close to Home


Sha’Tia was diagnosed with sickle cell disease as an infant. I didn’t know it then, but she experienced her first crisis at about 18 months old. All she did was sleep, and she always seemed tired. My sister told me that was not normal for her age, so I decided to take her to see […]