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I survived frantic emergency with sickle cell at the hospitalDecember 04, 2013
By: Kierra Zuokemefa
Sickle cell anemia is known one of the appalling illnesses that affect African Americans. However, one may not cognize the reality unless it affects them individually. Sickle cell has affected me throughout my entire life.
I am Kierra Zuokemefa, a public relations student from Tallahassee, and I have had difficulties with sickle cell since I was a child.
In fact, I missed my first week of kindergarten because I was hospitalized, but I never gave up on my passion for learning.
Throughout my years of grade school, I graduated with honors, and I managed to receive many awards through academic achievement, and community involvement.
Last week, my mom dialed 911 because I was having a tremendously dreadful chest pain. My body was awfully weak, and I couldn’t get out of the bed. Once the paramedics had arrived, I was hurried to Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare.
While I was in the ambulance, everything appeared to be reasonable until they had checked my blood pressure and heart rate. At that point, both my heart rate and blood pressure were very low.
I began to panic. My mother did not know what was going on because she was trailing behind the ambulance in her vehicle.
Once we reached the ER, nurses checked my heart rate, and it had fallen into the lower 40s. I surpassed everyone waiting, and was rushed into one of the back rooms.
As I gazed at my mother’s eyes, tears began to drop from her face onto the floor, and… (Read More)
‘Thanksgivukkah’ provides tasty recipe for celebration as the holidays combine for Jewish residentsNovember 27, 2013
By: Amber Payne
This year Jewish Americans can partake in a holiday that has made the history books and the cook books, thanks to an extremely rare union of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah.… (Read More)
The firestorm in the Miami Dolphins’ locker room: intimidation is part of the big gameNovember 12, 2013
By: Jack Strickland
A scandal erupting inside the Miami Dolphins locker room has focused a glaring spotlight on the activities of that team and the way football is played in general.
At issue… (Read More)
By Vanity Duran
The thought of cancer is scary, but to some, like my family, breast cancer has been a blessing in disguise.
In February 2011, during my freshman year of college, I discovered that my mother, Rosa Duran,… (Read More)
Did star football player Jameis Winston rape a young girl in Tallahassee on Dec. 7, 2012? That is the multi-million dollar question. The college and professional football career of Florida State’s sensational freshman quarterback hangs in the balance.
Also in… (Read More)