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College Life: Lessons Learned

I had the privilege to catch up with Laelah Ndifon this month. Laelah is currently a junior at Washington State University. Laelah graduated in 2014 from John F. Kennedy Catholic High School and she was so excited to be accepted at WSU. She was really looking forward to finally being independent and exercising unlimited freedom. She was nervous, however, about getting sick while away from home. So alongside her parents… Read More »College Life: Lessons Learned

Teens Writing from the Heart of Illness and Healing

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Teens Writing from the Heart of Illness & Healing is an week workshop for teens living with chronic health or mental health issues. It is being held at Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic in the central area and is open to teens aged 12 to 18 years. It is free.

Spotlight: April Farrell-Hasty

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April Farrell Hasty was visiting Seattle for a conference from her home in Tampa, FL, and took time to drop by one of the Seattle Task Force meetings. April has Sickle Cell Anemia. She was diagnosed at two years old and is 51 years young now.

Transition from Teen to Adult with Sickle Cell

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What happens when your child becomes an adult? Your teen will leave home eventually and you want them to be well prepared. In this article read about what makes this transition difficult, going away to college, and tips for parents.