Have you ever accidentally hit your smallest toe against a hard object? Did you remember the sharp pain you felt? Have you accidentally slammed your car door against your small finger? Can you remember the pain you felt? Have you had this nagging headache that seemed like a sledge hammer is hitting your forehead? Can you remember how painful it was?
These pains you associate with these accidents or incidents are nothing compare to the pain they go through. Their pains are excruciating and may lead to deformity and sometimes death.
We are not talking about a soldier captured and tortured by the enemies; we are talking about those living with sickle cell anaemia disorder (SCD). These special blood people need extra attention and care. And that is why Sickle Cell Advocacy and Management Initiative was setup.