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"The dollhouse looks so beautiful! I'm definitely getting this for my little girl". I thought to myself as I walked around admiring the auction items on display at the 2nd Annual Sickle Cell Gala hosted by the Sickle Cell Foundation of Minnesota.

"Are you having another baby girl?" My daughter asked from behind me.

"Another baby?" I asked looking baffled at her question.

"You seem so interested in the dollhouse" She said.

"I'm thinking of getting that for you Hon" I said.

She gave me a look that said "You must be out of your mind"

"I'm almost Ten mum!" She exclaimed.

My baby girl is actually grown. Where has the time gone?

We are back home now and all I can say is there is no dollhouse.

The Sickle Cell Gala was a celebration of Hope. Listening to the families that spoke about their experiences with Sickle Cell Disease re-energized my determination to create awareness to the disease. Sickle Cell is painful.

It's the 30th of September which is the last day of the Sickle Cell awareness month. I chose to write today because for me, today is the continuation of creating awareness to Sickle Cell Disease. Together we can end the Sickle Cell Cycle.

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