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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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