Tonye Adenusi

The baldification of Tonye

Fundraising for The Sickle Cell Society
£490
raised of £500 target
by 23 supporters
For 40 years, the Sickle Cell Society has been delivering research and educational projects, supporting individuals and families and influencing policy. Please help us to achieve £40,000 and make our 40th Anniversary appeal a success!

Story

Sickle Cell Disease makes the red blood cells hard, sticky, and shaped like a sickle. The sickle cells die quickly, so people with SCD always have a shortage of red blood cells. The life expectancy for an SCD patient is 40 - 60yrs and treatment of mostly focuses on preventing and treating complications.

Under some conditions, a person with sickle cell trait can experience some of the same problems as a person who has sickle cell disease. What is often overlooked is the fact that carriers also experience frequent episodes of pain and fatigue which are 'unexplained'.

My daughter and I are carriers of sickle cell and I hope and pray that by the time she gets to adulthood, the advancements in SC research will mean that she has a shot a pain-free life, among other things. My hair is an expression of me on any day of the week, and now I have shaved it off in support of this worthy cause. Please help us change the narrative.

About the campaign

For 40 years, the Sickle Cell Society has been delivering research and educational projects, supporting individuals and families and influencing policy. Please help us to achieve £40,000 and make our 40th Anniversary appeal a success!

About the charity

The Sickle Cell Society

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The Sickle Cell Society is the only national charity in the UK that supports and represents people affected by sickle cell disease to improve their overall quality of life. We provide information, advice, advocacy, respite, support services, hold talks, patient education seminars and training.

Donation summary

Total raised
£490.00
+ £113.75 Gift Aid
Online donations
£490.00
Offline donations
£0.00

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