Sunday, May 27, 2012

Hope Gala & Awards for Sickle Cell Disease

Lanre  Tunji Ajayi
In 2006, a medical summit was called by Sickle Cell Awareness group of Ontario; then known as Seed of life Philanthropic Organization Inc. During this business meeting, Dr. Isaac Odame  made a strong case of why a national representation of Sickle Cell Disease is of high priority in Canada. The message was loudly and clearly received. The journey to start the national body began with Dr. Odane championing the teleconference calls and encouraging the many groups across the country to come together.
It is with much enthusiasm that I submit to you that Canadian organizations came together again August 2011 and agreed to make sure Sickle Cell Disease has a national voice in Canada
Many young people are suffering and dying. Our patients battle not only with medical issues but also with psychosocial issues.
Men and women of various medical and non-medical background are needed to help with its committees.

Photo: C.Ferguson

Photo: C.Ferguson

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