On Real Sickle Stories, the experiences of sickle cell patients and their families are shared to motivate others and to create awareness.
As the most common genetic disorder in the world, sickle cell comes with it a huge emotional and psychological burden to parents of sicklers.
This picture was taken by my older sister during a very difficult crisis I was having in hospital. She was helpless and pained by my suffering. Despite this my days in hospital are made a little easier with my mother by my side. My dear mother brings me food, makes my bed, helps me with personal care, makes me laugh and prays with me. She gives me so much hope and believes in my life and what God has in store for me. My mother is so special to me and so I dedicate this short poem to all the mothers who care and support us during our weak days. ❤️🙏❤️
Mothers we know you didn’t bring us into the world to suffer on purpose.
Thank you caring for me, being my mothering nurse. Your are my protector, my angel on earth. You heal me with your love and you strengthen my days. You endure my sad days and you brighten up my days. My suffering is your suffering we both feel it in different ways. I thank God for blessing me with you. I love you more and more each day. My mother, my best friend, my everything ❤️❤️❤️ Sarah- Jane