"My 8's aren't always the same 8's and my 9's aren't always the same 9's"
Hello my name is Shaquita Norris, Co-CEO and president of Verbz Up Magazine The Worldwide Underground, born and raised in Lubbock, Texas. At seven days old I was diagnosed with a hereditary disease called Sickle cell anemia. A blood disease that causes extremely server pain throughout your entire body. what makes things difficult for not just my family, myself, and doctors is the fact that I’m highly allergic to most medications. My 9’s aren’t always the same 9’s and my 8’s aren’t always the same 8’s. There is never a day that go by that I’m not pain free. I’m in excruciating pain 25/8.
Due to the fact of me having sickle cell I was a high risk pregnancy which lead to my daughter having the trait. You inherited the/ trait from one or both parents which is a 50% chance that your child will inherited the SC gene this disorder which proves that scientifically the disease run in the family. The only cure for SCD is bone marrow or stem cell transplant. In the United States there approximately 100,000 people with sickle cell disease and 2million have the sickle cell trait. I been battling this disease for 31 years and now its time to find an opportunity for not just me but others to get a bone marrow transplant, stem cell transplant, or further research to cure this awful disease. That is why I’m starting my own non-profit organization for not just myself to receive a bone marrow transplant but for other SCA sufferers. In conclusion, Let work together and with the power of prayer “Let end sickle cell today”
The Worldwide Underground