Today, June 19, is a day set aside by WHO as World Sickle Day.
I am here today, because I have survived. Battles have been fought, casualties recorded, and comrades lost(in this fight against Sickle Cell).
We will soldier on. We will keep lending our voices to the fight against Sickle Cell. No matter how obstinate or nonchalant the rest are about the scourge, we owe a duty to ourselves to make our voices heard.
No matter, how much others disdain us, we owe a duty to ourselves to make our voices heard.
No matter how loud and deafening the silence is, by those who are supposed to know better. We owe a duty to ourselves to make our voices heard.
The scars are there.
The pain has not gone away.
The midnight tears, is a constant reminder of the battles we have to fight.
But above all else, I have SURVIVED.
Happy World Sickle Cell Day.