Salome Njenga is one of the newest members of the MSSCTF. She works at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) in the laboratory. Salome is one of the nurses who work with Sickle Cell families when they come in to do their lab work for exchanges. Neither she nor any of her family members have Sickle Cell Disease, but from working with the patients that do come in frequently, she started talking to some of them and became very interested in working with the Task Force. She met Foxy Davison one day and asked her how she could become a volunteer working with our families.
Salome was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, and has lived in the United States for most of her life. She came here to go to college and never went back. She has three daughters.
Over time, Salome has become friends with some of the SCCA patients as they get treatment. She truly enjoys working at SCCA and with the families that come through there. Her goal is to help get the word out about Sickle Cell Disease and continue educating everyone she comes in contact with. This year will be Salome’s first year going to camp, and she will be a leader. Her plans also involve working at the annual walk this year. Please join me in welcoming Salome when you meet her, and thank her for joining our wonderful team!
Published in September 2013 newsletter. Written by Valerie Ndifon