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Sickle cell disease will always be a disease that means so much to me.. Growing up seeing my brother battle with this disease was hard. Many nights my family would be in the hospital with him watching him in excruciating pain. Many nights i would see the
stress on my parents face as their youngest son was going through horrific pain. Sometimes i would pray that God would take this disease away from my brother and give it to me so he wouldn't have to suffer anymore. #sicklecell patients already have it hard enough
with this disease now add on top of that racial bias that they have to deal with. Many times either me or my dad would have to advocate for him in the ER to get proper and urgent care and make sure his pain is adequately managed... The treatment my brother has received
In hospitals and outpatient pharmacies just to get his pain meds was terrible.. Imagine someone in excruciating pain leave the ER to only find out every pharmacy he goes to does not want to give him his pain meds that was prescribed to him.. Having to ask the
Pharmacist do you know how painful this disease is, please have some compassion and fill his meds.. This graphic eloquently displays the constant battle #sicklecell patients like my brother go through on a daily basis. Every day i pray for my brother and all the
Other sickle cell patients out there that one day they wouldn't be met with scrutinity and hardship just for wanting relief... #treatpain #sicklecell #TwitteRx
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