Sickle Cell is a condition that many people are not aware of. Sickle cell is a condition that mainly affects people of African and Caribbean descent. Even if you do not have sickle cell there is a 50/50 chance that you may be a carrier of the gene. Although it may not affect you now, if you have children in the future, it may affect them.
I hope the outcome of this programme is that people gain knowledge and maybe go out of their way to learn more about conditions such as sickle cell that have a detrimental effect on the lives of children and young people.
As mentioned before, sickle cell is a condition that mainly affects people of African and Caribbean descent. I wanted to participate in the programme, to raise awareness for children and young people with sickle cell, they spend their whole lives in and out of hospital . Children with sickle cell are at an increased risk of suffering from a stroke, the highest risk is when they are aged between 2 to 16.
I first-hand have seen how much pain they experience. Episodes of pain known as having a sickle cell crisis, is one of the most common and distressing symptoms of sickle cell disease. This pain can be so severe and can last for a period of 7 days on average. If you know someone who has sickle cell, take initiative, and learn about sickle cell, learn about the ways you can help support them.
You can help raise money by purchasing a cookie box from MoMa's Cookies, whereby a percentage of proceeds will go towards my chosen organisation: The Sickle Cell Society. When purchasing a box, use my discount code: JackieMoMas20.
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To contribute towards Sickle Cell Society - use discount code: JackieMoMas20