Remmebering…………29th April 1982

Remembering a great friend and gentle soul……Olubukola Oni

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Sickle Cell Anaemia : 100 Reasons why I’ll Never Forget You

I watched a movie recently – In Sickness and In Health(2012) which reminded me of the way I found out my friend had this disease, sickle

cell anaemia. We were just high school kids and getting to know her, she told me her parents discovered her genotype shortly after she was

born because she had fallen really sick with swollen joints. This, in my opinion, is a pretty long time to be describing yourself as a sick

person. Everyone treats you like an invalid.

According to Dr Silvanus Okpe, Head of the Sickle Cell Unit of the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) about 3.4 million Nigerians

are currently suffering from sickle cell anaemia while about 40 million Nigerians carry the gene of reproducing sickle cell patients – See

more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2013/06/3-4million-nigerians-live-with-sickle-cell-anaemia/#sthash.iwbkb8qA.dpuf

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