It is September, sickle cell awareness month. Yey! We get a whole month! If only we could affect policy, change mindsets and such.  We all do our bit, to brighten the corner where we are.  I have been doing a bit on social media, retweeting and sharing other people’s stories. It is quite refreshing, all the information available to anyone who will spend just a little time to read. I especially like all the stories about strong black women living with sickle cell disease, having successful carriers and families. Sickle cell is really not all gloomy. You just have to look to see that a good number of us live relatively normal lives despite all the challenges.

I was all excited about sickle cell awareness month, then out of nowhere, tragedy struck. I was hit with some sad news. I read about the death of a 4th year university…

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