Inspiring More Minds

    Being kind is not the same as being nice; you don’t always have to be nice, but you should always try to be kind.   Be brave. Try things that scare you.   Speak up for yourself and your friends.   Speak up to your friends when they’re causing you pain.   If you try and fail, cry about it, then figure it out and move forward.   Love people fearlessly, even after you’ve been hurt.   Be earnest.   Be present.   Give yourself room to grow.   Forgive yourself when things go wrong.   Remember that tomorrow is a second chance.    Be yourself.   Be as much of yourself as you want to be, all the time.   Be loud, be intense, be ambitious, be defensive, be sad, be angry, be unapologetic about anything you are that isn’t hurting other people — and when other people tell you that you’re hurting them, apologize and be better. --
by Amy Poehlery
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Paradise Vaughn
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This site is dedicated to assisting, encouraging, and inspiring individuals afflicted with
Sickle Cell Disease.
Sickle Cell Disease is an inherited blood disorder that causes episodes of excruciating pain which affects the individual in both short and long term ways.






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11/18 - SCANJ 5th Annual Statewide Sickle Cell Disease Symposium

Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, NJ

12/19 - IMM Sickle Cell Share Support Workshop

Greenbelt, MD






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