Uwa

Image supplied by Nick Radley

Image supplied by Nick Radley

Meet Uwa. At 25 years old, Uwa is living with a disease called 'Sickle Cell'. Although she's had it most of her life, around 7 years ago Uwa's health declined, leaving her to face some serious health issues. Uwa has had to learn how to juggle her health, balancing treatment appointments with her dreams she has for her life. One struggle that comes from this disease is weightgain. Being able to eat anything she wanted during her childhood and adolescence, this weight gain shocked Uwa, causing a feeling of disappointment. Recognising the areas in which she needs to improve, Uwa works out regularly and is a frequent visitor at the local gym. However just as she gets into a proper exercise routine, Uwa's symptoms will flare up and her plans have to be put on hold while she regains energy to simply live. A positive woman, Uwa keeps persevering. A creative by nature, she endeavours to succeed in music and the arts and although her pace is slow, her passion is great! She is a Strong Woman.