Former TLC member, Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, recently debuted an empowering song titled “Champion.” The song is dedicated to people who are fighting illness.
Watkins has always been open about sharing her experience with Sickle Cell Anemia. In a recent interview, she revealed that she has also been living with a non-cancerous brain tumor for several years. Watkins feels that appearing on her reality television show, Totally T-Boz, has helped raise awareness about these issues.
"I’ve received so many tweets and letters already about people who’ve come out about their brain tumor and asked me questions about it," she says. "Sickle-cell patients are happy that I spoke up about it, too. I’ve always been told even if you reach just one person, that’s better than nothing."
Her new single "Champion," provides words of encouragement (“Any war you can win if you stay strong/ Baby, you’re a champion”). Proceeds from the sale of the single, which is now available on iTunes, will benefit sickle cell and leukemia foundations.
To learn more about Sickle Cell Anemia, visit sicklecelldisease.org.