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The Unbreakable WARRIOR Project 

I seek to discover how persons with Sickle Cell live lives of triumph over tragedy. I will also explore how a person with a chronic medical condition obtains success both personally and professionally, while living most days in pain. I want to present to the world what raw strength and grit look like through the lens of my camera. 


So often, the world that knows of this invisible illness is only aware of the tragic side of a Warrior’s struggles. It is my mission to show that through the pain and physical illness; many Warriors persevere to live wholly fulfilled personal and professional lives. As the population living with this disease ages, there is a beauty that can be discovered within their stories.

This project gives me such joy! It is a gift to use my skill of storytelling and the art of my photography to share not only my story as a Warrior, but to cast a spotlight on the many faces that make up Sickle Cell Disease. 

What is The Unbreakable WARRIOR Project?

  • The Unbreakable Warrior Project is a collection of fine art images of persons living their best lives with sickle cell. 

What will be the Product of The Unbreakable Warrior project?

  • A coffee table book for purchase, and gallery showing for art and advocacy sake. 

How much does it cost?

  • Art project's in general are not cheap. There are extensive costs for printing and travel fees. If you would like to know more please contact Heather Avant and she will be happy to discuss. 

How many people have signed up so far? 

  • So far there are 11 people that have met the criteria and have offered their time to participate in the project. 

How can you help?

  • We're currently looking for participants ages 40+ and if you're willing to donate we could also use travel expenses. 

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