Rona Brown doesn’t have time for pain. That’s why she turns to EVMS specialists to help her manage the Sickle Cell Disease she’s lived with since birth. In the past, her symptom reached life-threatening severity. Others told her she’d die before age 13. Then it was 21. Then it was 35. But she’s still here — and thriving. Clinicians in EVMS Sickle Cell Disease Management Program help Rona manage her pain so that she can keep doing the things she loves — like riding her motorcycle — and helping others with her condition realize that they, too, can live vibrantly.