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



In her 20’s, Kamaya Hoskins should be finishing up college, having fun with her friends, and 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.