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“I outlived the man who told my dad not to count me among his children because I will d!e soon ” – Nigerian Lady born with sickle cell reveals



A Nigerian woman suffering from sickle cell anemia says she has outlived a man who advised her father not to consider her among his children because she would die soon.

Elle Peter, a businesswoman with an MBA, revealed this on Twitter while sharing her battle with the hereditary condition on World Sickle Cell Day, which is observed every June 19.

According to her, the man who made the offensive remark to her father passed away in 2016, while she is still alive and thriving with good health.

She tweeted,

“Growing up some man told my Dad not to count me among his children cos I have sickle cell and I’ll die soon. The man died in 2016 but I’m still here healthy and bubbly,” the sickle cell advocate wrote.

“I kept my struggles with sickle cell a secret until my 28th birthday. My mom and I traveled alot and lived outside the country for my treatment for years but friends & family had no idea. Looking back now and realizing my parents were protecting me from stigma and wicked people.”

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