The Sickle in Me Foundation© (“SIMF”) is a non-profit organization created solely for the purpose of spreading awareness about and facilitating constructive discussion about this chronic, lifelong illness. Founded in 2014 by Keshia Powell, a parent whose child suffers from Sickle Cell Disease (SCD), and Margaret Stewart, a Sickle Cell Champion who lost her battle with the (SS) form of SCD.
Our long-term and immediate mandate is to foster opportunities both in domestic (Canada) and international arenas for Financial resources for Community members that have Sickle Cell Anemia Disease as well as Education, Programming, and Activism as they relate to SCD outreach initiatives and social campaigns.
But we can’t do this without the caring people who acknowledge what it is we are trying to do. To stop the neglect and loss of our Sickle Champs.
In Canada alone there is over 50,000 Canadians and counting that suffer from SCD however there is no statistical data as Canada doesn’t acknowledge Sickle Cell Disease. However sickle in the # 1 genetic disease at birth is surpasses cystic fibrosis and hemophilia however both of those diseases have organizations polices guidelines and procedures in regards to standards of health however SCD being number one has none.
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