As in every other year, since #BreakTheSilence, #BeASickleCellVoice became a beautiful campaign slogan to raise awareness on sickle cell disorder; June was a beautiful and fulfilling month with so many beautiful and heartfelt memories.
Five years of using colour to raise awareness on sickle cell during events leading to June 19th has not only impacted many and changed perceptions on sickle cell; it has also led to an awesome and amazing supportive tribe behind me and this year was not different.
One of the stand outs of this year was having my dear sister and friend, Dr Constance Wose Kinge, walk this whole journey with me, wearing red throughout the month of June. Not only that but also posting daily educational posts on Sickle Cell and rallying many more to join in.
There were so many other amazing sisters who walked the campaign trail with me on different days until the end; Big Sis Belle Sonkey, Feka Parchibell, Betsy Ekoti, Prodencia Asanga, Yefon Mainsah, Dr Aastha who brought in her Dr colleagues all the way from India and just so many too numerous to name here without this becoming a post full of names.
We did video with the support of Dr James T. Tambe, Princess Clitin, Prodencia Asanga, Betsy Etoh, Yvonne Chi and Anne Chantal Besong on how five years of using colour to raise awareness has been impactful. The turnout on World Sickle Cell Day was so encouraging and heartwarming and being treated to diner by Big Sis Belle at the end of the campaign for a job well done made this year extremely special.We danced and we slayed even as we collectively raised money to reach 200 warriors with routine daily medicines.
This took a while coming up because my eyes have been painful and I needed a break from the bigger screen. Without much ado, will let the pictures speak for themselves. I am grateful to everyone who continues to support this noble movement to bring awareness on a very important but often neglected blood disorder, sickle cell.
I have tried to make a collage to capture all the amazing and beautiful faces who made this campaign another resounding success as best as I could. I hope you all see your beautiful selves here and see how amazing the movement is building up with your tireless love and support. I stay deeply grateful.
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