It’s A Family Affair

I’ve asked each of our immediate family to share their own words about how Braden having sickle cell disease impacts them.  Here are thoughts from one of his big sisters…..   I love these pictures of me and my baby brother. These are hands down my favorites for many reasons. When I left for collegeContinue reading “It’s A Family Affair”

Summer Time & Sickle Cell Disease

Summer time is when the kids are out of school, their schedules are less structured, wake up times and bedtimes may be a little later but to the person with sickle cell disease there are additional things to keep in mind. Summer time brings hotter temperatures (especially in the South).  Those with sickle cell diseaseContinue reading “Summer Time & Sickle Cell Disease”

Spreading Awareness

We were invited to share our story at an American Red Cross Blood Mobile presentation.  Generous donors funded a bloodmobile for our local Red Cross office.  We were happy to represent The B Strong Group and share our story to let the donors see who their generous donation impacts.  We were able to meet theContinue reading “Spreading Awareness”

Why Are You Smiling?

Not too long ago, my son and I participated in a fundraiser for our local children’s hospital.  We arrived for our portion of the event a little early and proceeded to check in to let the organizers know that we were there.  I recalled greeting several people with a smile on our way to theContinue reading “Why Are You Smiling?”