A Family's journey through sickle cell disease
When Adejoke Ejiofor and her husband learned their firstborn child had sickle cell anemia, they thought there must be a mistake. Only one of them had ever tested positive for the sickle cell trait—or so they thought. Thus began their family's yearslong journey on the road to their son's better health.
In searing and heartfelt detail, Ejiofor's memoir Travel Bravely traverses all the bad-tasting medications, painful treatments, and agonizing symptoms of sickle cell disease that made her son a true sickle cell warrior. But all the while, Ejiofor remained endlessly optimistic. Determined to find a cure for her son, she pursued multiple bone marrow transplants and even sought out in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and preimplantation genetic testing to increase their chances of success.
Travel Bravely is the story of how one family searched to the ends of the earth to reach their victory. No matter what adventure you're on or what cure you're racing toward, let Ejiofor's encouraging words arm you with the bravery you need to face your journey with the strength of a warrior.
To Create Awareness to Sickle Cell Disease