Spotlight On Jenica Leah

Name: Jenica Leah
Age: 28
Likes: Salted popcorn
Dislikes: Corners and enclosed spaces
Secret Confession: I go to the cinemas to buy popcorn and leave… without watching a movie.
Socials: @JustJLeah on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

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Y O L O

In the past 9 months I’ve done a whole lot of travelling; 6 different countries to be exact. That’s probably no big deal for any other individual, but it may sound slightly extreme for someone who is living with sickle cell. It has taken me years to be able to travel this much without risk and without fear; but believe me I have taken many L’s in the process. Continue reading “Y O L O”

A Future Cure For Sickle Cell?

Recently, an article has gone viral among the sickle cell community regarding a new pioneering treatment which has reversed a teenagers sickle cell disease by changing his DNA. I cannot even count how many posts I have been tagged in and messages I have been sent of this article. If you haven’t seen it, I don’t know where you have been! Continue reading “A Future Cure For Sickle Cell?”

My Friend Jen

Writing a book related to sickle cell is something that I have thought about doing for a very long time. I have always wanted to do something to create more awareness of the condition and to help others living with it, but I used to think ‘how can I help anyone else if I’m not able to help myself?’  Continue reading “My Friend Jen”

Taking Control

Hi readers, my name is Jenica Leah. Some of you may or may not know that I was born with Sickle Cell Anaemia. I never saw myself being able to share something so intimate out of fear of other people’s opinions. I have come to realise that my opinion of myself is what matters more, so I am ready to face my fears. I hope that in doing so I may be able to help someone else who may be going through something similar. Continue reading “Taking Control”

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