Basketball - In this video, watch the inspirational story of Billy Garret Jr. who is balancing life as college-level basketball athlete at DePaul University and life as a sickle cell patient. Billy Garrett Jr. was awarded the 2014 Big East Rookie of the Year and is a two-time Big East All-Academic Team member. Billy Garrett Jr. encourages other sickle cell patients to feel empowered to do what anything they want.
Sickle Cell Anemia Life by Ed Jenkins - Ed Jenkins shares his story living with sickle cell anemia at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He discusses how he responds to sickle cell crisis, and what he has learned from his experiences.
The Impact of Sickle Cell Disease by Mast Therapeutics - Sickle cell disease patients and caregivers discuss how sickle cell impacts various parts of their life and how share their hopes and dreams for the future.
Nicholas’ Story - Nicholas H. and his mother, Bridget, talk about life with sickle cell disease. Nicholas was diagnosed with sickle cell disease soon after he was born. Penicillin, hydroxyurea and other medicines have helped him and his family manage the illness and the severe pain crises that can result in hospitalization.
Damala and Amiel Reid’s Story - Damala & Amiel are siblings are both living with sickle cell disease. While both of the siblings are interested in alleviating human suffering, Damala is more focused on the human aspects while Amiel is focused on the more scientific aspects.
Tiffany’s Story: Living with and Managing Sickle Cell Disease - This video shows how Tiffany, a mother and student, has coped with having sickle cell disease. Tiffany is living with the most severe form of sickle cell disease, sickle cell anemia. After giving birth to her daughter, Tiffany became very sick and was admitted to the hospital many times. In 2009, she began treatment with a medicine called hydroxyurea. Although Tiffany's brother had taken hydroxyurea and had many side effects, Tiffany’s experience with it has been more successful. Learn more about how she is managing sickle cell anemia and living a healthy lifestyle story by watching this video.