Weʼre raising £5,000 to Buy Sickle cell Medicine boxes for babies, children and young people living with the genetic blood condition Sickle cell anaemia in Africa.
- London, United Kingdom
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My son has Sickle cell anaemia and has had 6 major strokes from it, many people do not know about Sickle cell anaemia and the anguish many suffer behind closed doors.
Its only the wellness time you see when they have over come the painful episodes at hospital or home.
We have the NHS, no matter how inadequate it may seem to us at times.
I have worked in Africa and am inundated on Facebook of young people contacting me to ask for help to relief their pain, many cannot afford paracetamol or ibuprofen to take the edge of their pain. This is the type of pain that required hospital admission and a morphine pump so I guess it better than nothing if they can afford that
We need to advocate for the best support, information, management and treatments to increase quality of life for these children by offering them, their families and carers hope – wherever they live in Africa.
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About the fundraiser
London, United Kingdom
My name is Carol Ossai-Nwosu, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sickle cell and Young Stroke Survivors a charity that I founded over 12 years ago due to my son's condition.