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Sickle Cell Advocate Maryam Awaisu Talks The Realities of Living with Sickle Cell on EbonyLife TV’s “The Spot” | Watch



In the new episode of EbonyLife TV’s “The Spot”, the hosts Zainab Balogun, Lamide Akintobi and Mawuli Gavor are joined by Writer and Sickle Cell Advocate Maryam Awaisu as they discuss the topic of the day – “Sickle Cell Awareness”.

The author speaks on her book “Burning Bright: A Novel About Surviving Sickle Cell Anemia” and what drove her to tell that story. Saying it was a deep passion that came from her personal experience because she has Sickle Cell Anemia.



  1. eloangel

    April 6, 2017 at 5:53 am

    I would rather it is referred to as Sickle Cell blood disorder. Calling it a disease adds more to the ‘stigma’ conveyed on it by the Nigeria society

  2. Awakapass

    April 6, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    Sickle-cell is neither a disease nor an disorder, the bearers are holders of genes that have mutating abilities. They are a special humans and if I might add the most important human on this earth today is one who bears such a gene.

    If only you research African culture you will understand some things that medical science had made obscure.

  3. Sickle Cell News

    April 9, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    Sickle Cell is BOTH a disease and a disorder, according to haematology Professor P.O Olatunji of OOUTH, Ogun Stae, Nigeria

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