STRESS is a word we all can relate to, but for those who are patients or caregivers stress can have a greater impact. With back to school season around the corner and the lingering pandemic we need to take sometime to unpack the upcoming year together. Let’s talk about stress and SCD so we can support each other and ensure better outcomes.
If you know someone living with or loving someone with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) I invite you to download the free SCD Companion App bit.ly/registerscdevent, where you can connect with others going through the same thing in a private and safe environment while accessing side effect trackers, medication reminders, curated content on Sickle Cell Disease, live events and more.
Stress and SCD Event
The conversation will be fun, so I hope to see you July 26, 2021 at 6pm EST / 5pm CST / 4pm MST / 3pm PST.
Download the free SCD Companion app for iOS or Android to get event details!
Enter to Win a Free Gift
Download now and you’ll get access to a free event where we will discuss Peer Support in Stressful Times for People With Sickle Cell Disease. You’ll also be entered to win a free Kindle along with my new book.
Sickle Cell Disease is still prevalent
Recently, I was talking to someone and I shared that I write books for children with Sickle Cell Disease. The person then shared that they didn’t realize that sickle cell disease was still around. I totally wish that it had be eradicated long ago, but the genetic disorder is not only around, people living with it are still suffering greatly and their families are living with the daily reality of the disease.
As a result, I am still dedicating my life to raising awareness to make a difference in the outcomes available to people like my daughter who battle with the symptoms that can be debilitating. The key to making this disease disappear from our community is to speak up and let others know that sickle cell disease needs more research, funding, and conversations that will change the future. SCD is not contagious, but it continues to multiply throughout our communities because people who carry the sickle cell trait are usually unaware of their status. Together let’s be the change and let others know that SCD needs a universal cure. Let us also support those who are living with the disease.