February's a short month - but for Sick Cells it was full of love, history, and rare disease advocates...Read More
On December 26th, KHN released the article entitled "Sickle Cell Patients, Families And Doctors Face A Fight For Everything." I was so happy that someone heard us.Read More
November always puts gratitude in our hearts. While we're grateful for our supporters year round, we extend a special thank you to those who have supported Sick Cells in 2017 and this Giving Tuesday.Read More
"What gives you hope?" A question we ask every person we interview. In September, we will be sharing 10 stories from 8 individuals.Read More
Check out highlights from the Chicago 43rd Annual sickle cell walk and Sick Cells' Wiggin Out event in DC. We'll have some News You Can Use, but first...Read More
On June 20th, Prodigy Mobb Deep passed away from complications of SCD. As an advocate for SCD, his career, Marqus wanted to dedicate this newsletter to him.Read More
The future of healthcare is alarming for many people with chronic illnesses, especially those with rare and minority diseases. Let's work together to help.Read More
This month, we'll highlight some of the accomplishments from the team. Various Sick Cells’ team members attended conferences across the nation.Read More
This month, we had our first #TakeoverTuesday on Instagram. A special thank you to Tiahna and her family for sharing what their typical day is like living with SCD. We appreciate everyone’s positive feedback and kind comments towards Tiahna.Read More
Welcome to 2017! Thank you to those that helped grow Sick Cells in 2016, and we have so many exciting things planned and we cannot wait to share them with evveryone.Read More
Our team spent 2016 attending conferences, organizing events, interviewing those living with and impacted by sickle cell, and sharing their stories.
Many people use November to reflect on what they're thankful for. Here at Sick Cells, we did the same while piling turkey and stuffing into our mouths. Our goal is to elevate the voices of the sickle cell community and put a face on the most common genetic disorder in the world.Read More
The weather has finally cooled off, but only after multiple days of hot and cold. Between switching out sweaters and shorts, the Sick Cells team sat down with Bonnye Johnson, the Community Education and Outreach Coordinator for the UIC sickle cell department. This month, we’ll share highlights from our interview with Bonnye, ranging from impacts of federal policy on the hospital to the great advocacy work the group is doing.
September has been an adventure for the Sick Cells team! The team spent this year’s Sickle Cell Awareness Month sharing stories and spreading awareness during their Washington, D.C. debut. Following our visit with a sickle cell adult support group at The University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) in August, the team has started sharing the stories from those interviewed.Read More
August has definitely been a hot one, but it hasn’t slowed Team Sick Cells down! In preparation for September, Sickle Cell Awareness month, the team spent time with the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Sickle Cell support group. The team had interviews and a photo shoot with some of its members.Read More
July has been a month of heat and healing for the Valentines. After Marqus' 27 days in the hospital due to infection in his leg wounds, he's home and prepping for his 33rd birthday.Read More