Today is world sickle cell day. It has been adopted that on June 19 each year, this day will be for raising awareness of the sickle cell anemia, a genetic disease affecting hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Sadly the only possible cure for now is bone marrow transplant which requires finding a suitable donor.
On this day, let us create awareness and also celebrate those living with this disorder for their strength and achievements.
I wrote this poem some years ago relating to sickle cell. I hope you enjoy it
I do not aim to put blame on anyone by writing this poem. It’s just another writer’s point of view. Till next time!