Samira Haruna Sanusi, a Sickle Cell survivor Shares a bit of herself, her experiences living a life that’s guarded by medications. She poured it all out in her publication S is for Survivor, how she was able to conquer Sickle Cell Anaemia. She shares a concrete message, and it’s that Sickle Cell Anemia has a Cure.
“This book is an autobiographical note about the experiences I went through with Sickle Cell Anaemia and I believe many people are in similar situations without knowing that there is hope. Growing up, life was always about medications after medications, and this life of painful crisis makes one to believe that there is no meaning or purpose to life. It also creates the tendency to feel hopeless and helpless. I have been through Sickle Cell patient experiences from birth to the time when I had my Bone Marrow Transplant and these experiences in the form of crisis and health complications are familiar with many Sickle Cell patients. These peculiar experiences unknown to the rest of the world tell a success story that shows transformation from SS through genetic engineering to AA (genotype), and therefore permanently SS free. Writing this book tells a more personal story of my experience with the disease and shares a concrete message; Sickle Cell Anaemia has a cure and I am a message of Hope.
In writing this book therefore, i have been particularly concerned not with describing my painful experiences true and useful as they are to any interesting reader but to pointing out that as painful as they are, there is also hope. It is therefore a message of Hope. I therefore pray and hope that readers, particularly those with sickle cell anaemia would draw from my lessons and be inspired by this message of Hope, and together, we develop the capacity for bone marrow transplant as a treatment and cure for sickle cell soldiers. If this purpose is achieved, then all the experiences acquire a positive and hopeful meaning rather than a lamentation of an incurable disease which one has to live with throughout one’s life.
Where to buy:
Where to buy – S is for Survivor
– Salamander Cafe, Bujumbura Street off Libreville Street, Wuse 2
– Medicaid Radiology, 2, Libreville Street. Wuse 2
– Frost Cakes, Mall 5, Food City, Bangui Street Off Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent, Wuse 2
– Tarbiyah Books Plus, 21 Blantyre street, behind Amigo Supermarket, Wuse 2
– Nuwaira Pharmacy, AMSSCO Shopping Mall, Galadiomawa
– Booksellers Ltd. City Plaza, Areea 11, Along Ahmadu Bello Way, Beside First Bank, Opposite Obasanjo house, Garki II
– For signed copies: Samira Sanusi Sickle Cell Foundation,66 Emeka Anyaoku Street, Area 11, Garki
– D&J City of Books, Ahmed Abdulkadir Road (Popularly known as Bank Road), Bauchi
– Nana Pharmacy, Opposite Naf Club, Kaduna
– Deejah’s Galore. No.1 Audu Bako Way, Kano
– Bookworm Bookshop, Kabuga, Kano
– Patabah books Ltd. B18 Adeniran Ogunsanya (Shoprite Mall), Surulere
– Amab Bookshop. Shop A6 and B6, Sa’ad Plaza, Opposite MI Wushishi Estate, Eastern Bypass, Minna
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