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Sickle Cell Warriors Jasimine and Syeatta 

This official look book features women who are affected by sickle cell in DIFFERENT WAYS. Jasmine Davis who is wearing our Fearless warrior jumpsuit lost her older brother to sickle cell, she shared her concerns about peoples lack of knowledge of sickle cell  and wants to Bring more awareness to this disease. Syeatta  Penson has Sickle cell and has been through so much with constant visits to the hospital because of sickle cell related complications. Through every thing she goes through she continues to strive for greatness as a hard working woman and bring awareness to sickle cell.

 

 

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Sickle Cell Warriors Takiyah and Sharita

Takiyah is living with sickle cell but this doesn't define her. She is hard working and multi talented. Sharita Penson who intially was the first person to educate me about sickle cell continue to spread knowledge to people like me and constantly 

I decided to dedicate This collection to my friends who are living with Sickle cell my best friend Sharita Khloe Penson was the first person who taught me about sickle cell which she was born with. My other friend Takiyah Fatima also has sickle cell. Over the years I've seen Sharita and her older sister Syeatta S Penson go through so much but still are very strong and live out their lives just like we all do. So this is the first collection of many that brings awareness to adversities that some of us may not understand. #swimstory designed by Shahedah Textiles inspired by real stories! 

Along with this collection I am working I am currently working on a short film about sickle cell which will feature all these ladies in the photoshoot sharing their stories. 20% of the Profits made from this collection will go to sickle cell research.

-Shahedah

 

What is sickle cell disease? 

Sickle cell disease is a genetic blood disorder, meaning it

is inherited through families. The disease is characterized by sickle-shaped red blood cells. These red blood cells take on an unusual shape, which makes it current difficult for sickle red blood cells to maneuver through blood vessels. There are several types of sickle cell diseases. The most common include: Sickle Cell Anemia, Sickle C Disease, and Sickle Beta Thalassemia.

 

Complications of Sickle Cell Disease 

Because sickle cell disease is a blood disorder, complications can occur in any part of the body. Complications range in severity, however the most common complications include: anemia, sickle cell pain episodes (or crises), and infections. More severe complications include: pneumonia, acute chest syndrome, stroke, splenic sequestration, pulmonary hypertension, and organ damage

 

More facts live these can be found by clicking the link below

 

http://www.sc101.org/scd.html

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