Not everyone know that September is Sickle Cell (SCD) Awareness Month. Sickle Cell Disease is a lifelong battle with pain and many medical complications that could result in shortened lifespans. SCD is an inherited disease that involves a person’s red blood cells. Normal, healthy red blood cells move through the body’s small blood vessels. With SCD, a person’s red blood cells become hard and sticky, causing blood flow problems. SCD can cause chronic pain, leg ulcers, fatigue, neurocognitive issues, and other complications. Read more about how this related to social security disability on their blog here.