PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE SHARE--THANKS IN ADVANCE!!!❤️❤️❤️ You can also go on my fb account for education/videos/pics & the full detailed story so you all can get a better understanding--I'm Lexi Mulligan on there
Hello All! My name is Alexsis Mulligan--aka Lexi to most--Big Red by my little big brother--& Precious to my family. I was diagnosed with Sickle Cell Disease at birth & I was born on Apr. 2nd, 1992. I am the only one in my immediate family that was affected by this nasty disease. My mom was a young mother and was clueless as to what SCD was. My father was also. I'm running a YOUCARING campaign because the medical expenses are through the roof.(I'm not able to work anymore but more details are down below) I can stay on my moms insurance until I'm 26 & I'll be 26 next year. I Thank God my mother was blessed with great insurance through her job & they cover alot so I'm not seeking much--Every little bit helps & we will be so appreciative. WE LOVE EACH & EVERYONE OF YOU SO MUCH ❤️ Blessings To All 😘 **PLEASE CONTINUE TO READ MORE DOWN BELOW**
Here's My Story: (It's long sorry-but plz read)
I said I wasn't gonna post it and like my grandma said, "you don't have to prove anything to anyone, let them keep guessing" and yea that's true but after awhile you get tired of those nosey & dirty stares.(My Aunt Monica also said that some people stare out of concern & because they don't understand. Yes, that's absolutely true as well, but we all know how ppl are and some are just plain nosey & want to know your business. So before they get it wrong from someone else, I rather tell it right myself! Raw, Uncut, and Straight Facts!!)
MY STORY CONTINUED:
May of last year I had a near death experience where I stayed in the hospital for over 2 weeks. The next month which was June, both hips started paining real bad and caused me to walk with a limp. I would go to work in so much pain & taking showers would be so painful but I kept pushing through because I loved to work & make my own money. October of last year I got x-rays of both hips and they were fine--looked just like a normal persons. Months & months pass and I'm still having excruciating pain in both hips. Feb. 2017 I had to stop working due to the pain and I was absolutely devastated. April 2017 my hematologist at the Sickle Cell Clinic at Medical University of South Carolina said lets get MRI's of both hips. So we scheduled it for May 8, 2017.
May 9, 2017 I received a call from my doctor & I knew something was wrong, my heart dropped because she called me personally--so I answered the phone and she said, "Hi is this Alexsis" I said, "yes it is." She said, "I got the results back from your MRI & I have good news & bad news. The bad news is you have severe Avascular Necrosis that developed from your Sickle Cell & you're gonna need a double hip replacement. (AVN is just fancy words for "death of the bone" the femur ball to be exact) she said, "Your hips look like crap--but the good news is we can fix this" I was about to loose it on that phone but I held it together. She was so sweet & reassured me that they could fix this to get me out of all this pain.
Moral of The Story:
DO NOT JUDGE A BOOK BY IT'S COVER. You never know what people are going through We All Have A Story❤️ Mine Just Happens To Be Sickle Cell Disease. Please share my story in hopes of encouraging someone else out there. Love & blessings to you all from my family to yours🙏🏽❤️ #CureForSickleCell #SickleCellSucks #SickleCellAwareness