Hi, I am Kehinde, I am a sickle cell patient and a father to a sickle cell patient. I personally didn’t know I had sickle cell until I was in my early 20’s after a very painful crisis episode. I decided to create this organisation to not just help myself but others in the same or similar situations, as one thing that was common was that there was no platform for patients with sickle cell to speak out and support each other while also spreading awareness of the condition.
Hi, I am Iman D-Fuller and I am a multi-instrumentalist, business woman, entrepreneur and youth worker aiming to inspire the older generation and younger generation to never give up on what they want to do. I do not have Sickle cell however, I’ve been affected by it through loosing two very close friends whom I’ve considered family to the disease one of them being very recent (August 2016). Sicklekan and raising awareness for Sickle cell has been a growing passion of mine and is getting bigger daily. Being the youngest member on the team I plan to bridge the gap of how we can help educate the younger generation about Sickle cell, going into schools to speak on the issue as well as help youths who have sickle cell and those who know people who have it.
I’m Iesha Jackson and I believe that Sickle Cell awareness is not at the standard it should be. I, myself am not a sickle cell sufferer or carrier but I have friends who are. I believe that our organisation is needed and people need to be given the opportunity to speak out instead of lurking in the shadows. Sicklekan aspires to put an end to suffering in silence. People need a platform to speak up and I genuinely believe that Sicklekan CAN be that platform. My role within the organisation is designing and developing marketing materials. In addition to this I also use areas of my degree to contribute to the strategic planning process of workshop delivery.