Muideen Owolabi Bakare, a sickler, was born in 1972, at a time when there was little awareness about sickle cell anaemia.
Bakare’s parents first noticed his condition when he was nine months, shortly after he started walking. His joints would swell, causing him so much pain that he spent huge chunks of time in hospitals.
Now an adult as well as a psychiatrist and mental health doctor, he actively seeks to educate the populace about the sickle cell disease.
In his memoir titled, Aro’mo L’ėegun” (Harbinger of Bone Pains), he chronicles his experience as a sickler while simplifying scientific aspects of this disease, for readers to understand. This book is definitely worth the read.
Additionally, Muideen Owolabi Bakare has promised that the proceeds generated from the sales of this memoir would be used to provide free medical treatment for indigent children with Sickle Cell disease.
To support him you can get a copy of Aro’mo L’ėegun” (Harbinger of Bone Pains) here on the OkadaBooks store.
Living with sickle cell disease is like fighting a war, a war you fight psychically and a war you fight in the arena of your mind
— Muideen Bakare
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