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Tonight, on It's Real Talk Radio, we'll be recognizing Sickle Cell Awareness Month, which is September for those who don't know. Ms. Sha', It's Real Talk Radio co-host, has the Sickle Cell Trait and has a child who has the actual virus which is passed on genetically. Millions of people carry the trait and millions live with the actual illness and it's important to recognize and educate ourselves on this deadly disease, which claims the lives of countless people including Hip Hop legend, Prodigy.
Sickle Cell patients live with great discomfort and pain and there is no cure for it. When you have it, you have it for life. Some of you probably have a family member who has this illness and you yourself may carry the trait and not even know it. There is so much to be educated on when it comes to Sickle Cell Awareness and there's no better suited person to learn from than Ms. Sha', because she has been dealing with this disease for years!
There are organizations that help and support Sickle Cell patients, including the Sickle Cell Society, the Children's Sickle Cell Foundation and others which we'll get into on the show. So make sure you listen in because there will be a lot of valuable information you can learn and pass on to friends, family and loved ones.
It doesn't get much realer than this! Topics like this are what It's Real Talk Radio is all about. Spreading knowledge and making a voice for the people.
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