Sickle Cell Warriors

This is a shout out to all the Sickle Cell Warriors out there

As you celebrate this day
remember
You are strong
You are beautiful
You are life fused with hope that conquers pain
You are heart, soul, mind,
and life.

You are resilient, resourceful and resolute
sometimes bruised and tired
but moreover alive
You life speak volumes each day as you strive to make your mark and not cower beneath the weight of this disease.
With ease you celebrate this trait passed down by refusing to wait for doctors to dictate what you can and cannot do
Your scars enhance you true beauty
Sometimes weary, but like the eagle you daily take on battles that might seem futile
Faithful and true that is you
Chronicled by hospital visits and pain medication
Some might want to use this disease to define you but you refute their labels by simple being true to you
You deserve a standing ovation for your tireless struggle.


And so I pause.
I pause on this day of rest to say,
You are beautiful each day that you choose to see the sunrise as a blessing,
You are courageous for each crisis that you refuse to let conquer your indomitable spirit,
You are resilient and resourceful for juggling jobs, families, sickness, checkups, setbacks, pain meds and stereotypes
You are heart, you are spirit
You are mind, you are body
You are life
You are loved
You are beautiful.
 and today I thank God for you

Kafo.




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For more information on the fight of Sickle Cell Warriors check out http://sicklecellwarriors.com/

6 comments:

Berean Girl said...

This speaks to me a lot as I've had a few close friends that have dealt with sickle cell. I'll be sure to pass this on to them.

Blowing Blessings Your Way said...

Aww..this is beautiful! I have a cousin that actually died from sickle cell due to lack of proper treatment and another that is in her 30s and she's still going strong!

Thanks!!!

Jaycee said...

Beautiful. I echoe your words. I wish I could shout them from the top of my roof.

Ms.O said...

A really God friend died from sickle cell 2 yrs ago. Next week is the memorial. This is very apt!

Kafo said...

@ Ms. O: yesterday was the UN awareness day for sickle cell may we all be more cognizant and more considerate of those who struggle with this disease

@ Jaycee: :) happy new week

@ Blowing Blessings Your Way: proper treatment is crucial in this day and age for your other cousin who is in her 30s recommend the sicklecellwarriors website to her they have alot of insight and there is actually this new herbal drug called Nicosan that my sister has been using for the last 3 years and she hasn't had a major crisis since then


@ Berean Girl: thanks :)

Debbie said...

Well done for remembering :) they are truely life and soul, beauty and tenancity.
They are loved and beautiful.

Thanks for sharing.