My Brother Has Sickle Cell
About the Book
From mom, professor, author and life coach Dr. Erica Gamble-----a heartwarming story about a boy who happens to have sickle cell, based on her son, who has the disease. "My brother has sickle cell. After learning what sickle cell is I now know more about my brother”. Alvin is special and he has a special love for animals, especially Diamond. When Alvin and Diamond are together it helps to ease his pain. Diamond make’s Alvin feel better- she licks his face, plays catch with him, lays on his leg when he is in pain and stays close to him when he is sad. Only Alvin can get Diamond to sit,run or roll over. Dr. Erica Gamble collaborates with her son on this book based on her now 22- year old son, who has sickle cell anemia.
About the Author
Dr. Erica Gamble, professor, author, life-coach, mother and wife has paired with her son Dwayne to co-author this uplifting book based on their personal perspectives and experiences with Aaron, Erica’s son and Dwayne’s brother who has sickle cell anemia. She has been a past board member for the sickle cell anemia association and worked as an advocate and volunteer since 1993 to help families who are raising children with sickle cell. She also serves as an after school volunteer for children with sickle cell in hopes of educating and inspiring children and parents struggling with this disease. Dr. Gamble plans to start an organization in Atlanta and eventually expand globally dedicated to helping children with sickle cell gain access to affordable treatments and therapies. Dwayne Robinson, age 20, wrote this book with his mother, Dr. Gamble, to help share awareness about sickle cell with other children from his perspective as a young boy. Dwayne has assisted his mother in volunteering with the foundation and has based narrative for this story on real events that happened in his family. Dwayne is a junior at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro Georgia and Dr. Gamble resides in Marietta, Georgia. Aaron Robinson, age 22 is “Alvin”. He is a student at Strayer University in Atlanta Georgia and continues to manage his health and work with his family to help find a cure for sickle cell.