Jennifer K Moore Smith was diagnosed with sickle cell anemia beta thalassemia as a baby, but she has never allowed this disease to dictate her life. She is a mother of four beautiful children with a BA in Psychology and a MSW in Social Work. Jennifer strives to live a normal life as is possible--- so much that BookTrib's Senior Editor, Aisha K. Staggers says she did not immediately learn of her friend's diagnosis when they met 22 years ago "because it never slowed her down; she never let it slow her down. You had to work to keep up with her."Jennifer has worked as an outpatient clinician as well as an inpatient therapist with mentally ill children, youth, and adults. She is originally from St. Louis, Missouri and currently resides in Hope Mills, North Carolina.