In regards to why he advocates:
“His name is Raymond. We had just found out the news, we were on like a week off. This was way back in high school. We found out that he had passed away from it. That’s when I first learned about the disease.
Then ever since then, it’s been something that’s been on my mind, because I lost a very good friend to it all the way back in high school. Now ever since then, I’ve just been thinking about it, the impact of it. It was not something that was good. It felt…you know it hurt. Especially something that affects my people, ’cause it’s very, very prevalent in African Americans.
[We’re] just trying to find a cure, even though it’s something that maybe can’t be done, but we’re still trying.
Joshua, SCD Advocate