My Story: “I Have Sickle Cell, Sickle Cell Doesn’t Have Me!”

At 22-years-young, Kamaya Hoskins should be finishing up college, having fun with her friends and be excited about all the days ahead of her. Instead, she’s had to find a new “normal” living with the pain of sickle cell. “It feels like being jumped by, like, 10 people.” That’s how Kamaya describes the feeling of a sickle cell anemia pain “crisis,” something that’s been a regular part of her life. In this raw testimony, she shares what it’s really like to live with sickle cell anemia and how she finds the faith to be a conqueror day after day.

You think you know, but you have no idea.