Jennifer K. Moore Smith

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Jennifer K. Moore Smith
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.

From One Survivor to Another: A Posthumous Memoir Brings Two Sickle Cell Survivors Together

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Soar is about an African American, female journalist who beat the odds given to her by doctors, growing up with the same silent disease I’ve had since I was a baby: sickle cell anemia. Gail Woolley was told at the age of seven that she, along with her brother, would not live past the age of thirty five. Unfortunately, Gail’s brother lived a different lifestyle than she did and proved the doctor’s prognosis to be true, but Gail did not. She was determined prove doctors wrong. Rather than allowing sickle cell to dictate her life, Gail lived normally; she was a true sickle cell warrior and had a great, supportive husband by her side for over 34 years. It was…

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