Tag Archives: sickle cell

Sickle cell and the best day ever!

June 1, 2011

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At 5:00 am I woke up naturally. No alarm clock needed. It was the 23rd of May and all was right with the world. I knew because before I opened my eyes, I took an assessment of my body and there was no pain or even the slightest discomfort. So, I start to question my […]

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Sickle cell fact sheet for student athletes

May 24, 2011

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It’s important to know if your student athlete has sickle cell trait and it’s even more important the staff at your child’s school knows what to look for and how to react in case of emergency. Please take a look at this sickle cell fact sheet and print it out to share with your child’s […]

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Sickle cell around the world: A parent’s struggle

April 26, 2011

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Any parent will tell you that their number one priority is to protect their children from harm.  But what if you could not protect your child? What if all you could do is watch as your child experiences intense pain? Birth screenings has somewhat prepared American parents for what is to come if the screening […]

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Fund Raising Success!

April 17, 2011

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The girls had a great time bowling! We met our fund raising goal and everyone had a good time. Thanks to everyone who came out and a special thanks to everyone who sent in a donation. While we certainly appreciate your donation, we missed your presence. It was a pleasure meeting every one.  Madi had a […]

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Madi is looking forward to bowling tomorrow!

April 14, 2011

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Madi and I are looking forward to bowling tomorrow! She is excited about pulling the winning tickets for the prizes we are giving away. We have great prizes and great sponsors for this event. We look forward to meeting everyone. See you tomorrow. 🙂

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Dehydration and making pee!

March 13, 2011

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When a normal person goes to bed, their kidneys slow down. The average person can sleep through the night without getting up to go pee because you’re not making much pee. The person with sickle cell disease never stops making pee. They have to make more frequent trips to the rest room and can rarely […]

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My Purpose….

March 11, 2011

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I am not an expert in the area of medicine. I write on the Madison Holland Foundation blog from a personal perspective, this is what I know and have seen either here at home, in the doctor’s office or on the web. I do this to get attention for sickle cell and to hopefully get […]

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Anemia

March 9, 2011

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When this kind of tired sets in, there’s no amount of coffee, no brand of coffee and no concentration of coffee, espresso, latte or cappuccino to help you. Mountain dew can’t rescue you and five-hour energy can’t even give you five minutes. It doesn’t hurt, it’s just annoying when you have things you need to […]

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