I had a student, pretty and very intelligent. She was usually all smiles. She would teach her colleagues whatever they didn’t understand. She wasn’t the kind to ask questions in class. You would see her look at her teachers with rapt attention. It was as if she was tapping straight from the fountain of the knowledge that the teacher is dishing out from.
She would rarely talk. But she smiled a lot. Her smile was her trademark.
She was sickly most times but bubbly whenever she was on her feet again.
Alas, the day came. We didn’t expect it. She had a major crisis. And soon, it consumed her. Like a candle in the wind, she was blown out. Gone! Just like that.
What happened to her?
She had sickle cell anemia.
Yes, she’s been gone for years now but I still remember her.
I wonder what she could have turned into by now. She wanted to study aeronautical engineering. I know she had the ability to become whatever it is that she wanted to be. She was such a determined soul. But those dreams evaporated.
She was taken at her prime. And it still hurts me thinking about her.
She’s not the only sickle cell anemic person I have known. I have met many. I still know some. I see their pains. I see their hurt. I have seen lives snuffed out of some of them after going through depths of pain.
Their loved ones hurt.
I feel hurt when I see what they go through…
But then, this is avoidable; I think.
Knowledge would do it. Yes. Knowledge is power. And when you are aware you can save yourself from avoidable danger.
My take: Stop feigning ignorance.
I am of the opinion that we need more people to know how serious this issue is.
I have borne this burden for a long time and want to lend my voice to raise awareness for this course.
… So I wrote SENTENCED
In Sentenced 👇
…Gabriel finds himself in a situation that makes him desire death above life.
… Faderera is a product of cruelty which puts her in a prison of circumstance.
… What was supposed to be an adventure of love by two people marred by the errors of a trusted fellow.
… The sorrows borne by Mrs Elijah as a result of her negligence instead of ignorance.
This book contains the stories of love, resignation to fate, hope, and the results of choices.
Twist and turns of life…
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