This September is a month dedicated to awareness on sickle cell. Last year lots friends and families joined their voices with Voice of Adesua to make sure enough awareness was created, big thank you to all who supported the cause. “However this year it’s all on God almighty and her as she’s about to take a major leap of faith to see some changes” she said, it’s not by power or by might but by the spirit of the Lord. There are some decisions we have to make, take and execute personally but with our God.
Contributing to make positive changes is a part of her that she cannot fight even if she tries.
Sickle cell disease is particularly common in people with an African family background and its still a major issue in our country today, most times with the stigma often linked to unbelievable suggestion.
People with sickle cell disease produce unusually shaped red blood cells that can cause problems because they do not live as long as healthy blood cells and can block blood vessels.
Sickle cell disease is a serious and lifelong health condition, although treatment can help manage many of the symptoms.
So this month of September Adesua will be at it again for the awareness cause in Nigeria where she will be walking over 100km in Lagos to raise funds to build a free genotype testing center as part of marking the sickle cell month fruitful at the very least.
Every day 1,000 steps, she will be geared up and will be walking from Eputu Awoyaya in Lagos to Ikeja general hospital, on the mainland.
People born with sickle cell disease tend to have problems from early childhood, although some children have few symptoms and lead normal lives most of the time.
The main symptoms of sickle cell disease are painful episodes called sickle cell crises, which can be very severe and last up to a week an increased risk of serious infections anaemia (where red blood cells cannot carry enough oxygen around the body), which can cause tiredness and shortness of breath, some people also experience other problems, such as delayed growth, strokes and lung problems but she does not intend for any of this to stop her voice and passion for ctreating the awareness so others can be free of this stigma and of the disease in Nigeria.
Your encouragement prayers, support, love and financial support for the cause is needed and sharing this laudable challenge is the least we can do It’s tagged
The HEALINGHEELS …walk for hope!
The Hope is that this thing called sickle cell will be acknowledged properly, prevented and eliminated with more free genotype testing centers created and more awareness generated so that the next generation will be saved from sickle cell.
Adesua of Voice Of Adesua will walk for the voiceless warriors, the unborn and the next generation.
A walk for freedom of living a life without constantly being sick.
A walk for love and labour of passion.
The passion if a goal in rooted in tenacity but the passion for creating an awareness for others to hid and adhere is based on empathy.
We can make Nigeria sickle cell free together.