T-Boz who’s also suffering from the same disease that is reported to have taken the life of Prodigy at a young age of 42 over last week. Is speaking up.
Here’s what she had to say
“t Saddens me to hear about #Prodigy My ❤️& prayers go out to his family!
I’ve been trying. We have to be our own ADVOCATES Regardless of those who don’t support, have no compassion, or understanding of this deadly disease. WE NEED TO SUPPORT 1 ANOTHER OVER ALL. Compassion for people as HUMAN BEINGS not objects and lab rats but help to FIND A CURE – SAVE OURSELVES.
#BLM THIS disease is PREDOMINATELY an African American Disease so Black Lives Have Mattered over more than just one topic or issue. I HATE it takes the death of a celebrity to bring even more notice to something I talk about almost in every interview for 25 years. Also I’M TIRED OF PEOPLE SAYING MONEY CAN BUT THINGS LIKE WHAT????? U CANT. With that being said I’ll stop my rant but ITS SERIOUS and SOMETHING HAS TO CHANGE FOR US SICKLERS WE NEED ALLLLLL THE HELP WE CAN GET BY KNOWLEDGE SO THERE’S STILL NO CURE STOP AND EDUCATE YOURSELVES. And sadly if you hv SC [sickle cell] and over 40 at this time you’re F*cked because they only try to help the babies – WHICH IS A BLESSING but I want to raise My children. THEY NEED ME AND I NEED THEM!!!! I ask my doctor ALL the time and he says there’s some trying to still figure it out but KNOW that we want to LIVE!!!! GOD has seen me thru So much! This is WHY I started #TbozUnplugged to 1.Raise Awareness 2.Find a Cure a solution a something I’m fighting for myself as well as U.
So you know THIS fight for me is soooooo REAL! Chase & Chance are my LIFE and I can’t tell u how many times I almost didn’t leave the hospital and almost died. I don’t tell cuz I don’t want pity – BUT I will tell my story now if this will help somehow some way.
There’s MONEY IN MEDICINE – THEY’RE TOO BUSY WITH MOST DISEASES TREATING SYMPTOMS AND NOT FINDING THE CAUSE!!!! #FACTS”
RIP to Prodigy and I hope anyone battling this disease will find the help they need to survive as long as possible. Other celebrities are battling this disease, Larenz Tate and Tiki Barber, to name a few.