During this episode I share information about sickle cell disease in honor of National Sickle Cell Awareness month.
History to Explore
\Nigeria has a population of 112 million people. About 25% of adults there carry the sickle cell trait (source). According to the World Health Organization, more than 300,000 babies with severe hemoglobin disorders are born globally each year, but 75 per cent is said to be found in Sub-Saharan Africa (source).
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Word of the Episode
In the Gambia Dutu means Mango.
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Grown Folks Talking About National Sickle Cell Awareness month
Elle Cole empowers moms and advocates for children with sickle cell disease. She is a mom of twin daughters, one of whom is living with Sickle Cell Disease and Type 1 Diabetes. In 2020 she was awarded the Advocating for Another WEGO Health award. She is the author of four children’s books: A Sickle Cell Coloring Book for Kids, ABCs of Sickle Cell, and The Ultimate Sickle Cell Activity Book. She is a writer, speaker, and Podcast Producer. Feedspot named the Cleverly Changing Podcast #3 on the Top 20 Homeschooling Mom Podcasts list. She also produces the VitaminSC3 Podcast which is a new podcast that shares real stories about families battling sickle cell disease. The podcast is powered by the Sickle Cell Community Consortium. She’s been featured on NPR, ABC 7, BBC World Service Radio, and many podcasts. Her website CleverlyChanging.com discusses wellness, personal finance, and parenting.
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“Advocacy chose me and one day my daughter will ask me what did I do to make sure she had a full life and I will be able to show her my advocacy work.”
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