Closing out the month of September

This past weekend has been filled with events and activities for individuals  with disabilities. From the Wheels to Surf event at Folly Beach to the Adaptive Recreation Expo, people of all disabilities enjoyed a weekend full of fun in the sun, sand and surf.

My friend Charlie, who has Cerebral Palsy, had a great time this weekend. His parents made a video of Charlie surfing, and they allowed me to share it on my blog. I’m looking forward to surfing next year.

As we close out the month of September and Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month, I appreciate all of my blog followers who have liked, commented and shared my posts. But, I also want to bring awareness to sickle cell disease.

September is National Sickle Disease Awareness Month!

Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month LogoMy mother, Dr. Sherron Jackson, is a physician at the Medical University of South Carolina where she takes care of children with sickle cell disease. The disorder causes red blood cells to clump in the blood stream causing pain in the bones and joints.

Medications are used to mange the symptoms allowing patients to live longer and increase their quality of life. I have grown up knowing many of my mom’s patients who have become successful in our community.

About Tuesday Talk With Alex

Born in Charleston, SC, I was injured in a motor vehicle accident when I was nine months old. I acquired a C5-C6 spinal cord injury. I'm now 30 years old and I do not let my disability deter me from acheiving my goals and enjoying life. I will be sharing my experience of living with a spinal cord injury.
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