Sickle Cell Disease: Theresa's Story (Video)

Sickle Cell Disease: Theresa's Story (Video)

Espanol ButtonIn this video Theresa, 16, talks about why she takes extra care to manage her sickle cell when she's feeling well as a way to ward off pain crises and other problems. She also talks about how friends and family help her manage the disease and be her best.





Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.

© 1995-2014 The Nemours Foundation/KidsHealth. All rights reserved.





Bookmark and Share

Related Resources
OrganizationSickle Cell Disease Association of America This group provides education, advocacy, and other initiatives to promote awareness of and support for sickle cell disease programs.
OtherSickle Cell Information Center The mission of this site is to provide patient and professional education, news, research updates, and sickle cell resources.
Related Articles
Sickle Cell Anemia More than 70,000 Americans have sickle cell anemia, which occurs when someone inherits two abnormal genes that cause red blood cells to change shape. Find out more.
My Friend Has Sickle Cell Disease. How Can I Help? People with sickle cell disease need good friends who understand and can help them get through tough times. This article for teens helps you learn what you can do to be that friend.
I Have Sickle Cell Disease. What Should I Know About Going Away to College? Find out what the experts have to say.
Transitioning Your Medical Care: Sickle Cell Disease At a certain point, you'll no longer be able to see your childhood doctor. There are a lot of steps to making a smooth switch to adult health care. Here are some tips for people living with sickle cell disease.
Sickle Cell Disease: Mike's Story (Video) In this video Mike, 18, talks about living with sickle cell disease, including how he copes with pain episodes and manages his schoolwork.
iGrow iGrow
Sign up for our parent enewsletter