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June 2016 NEWS

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Transplant Impacts Everyone

I had the privilege to speak with an amazing family : Jason (Dad), Tanishia (Mom),  Deidre (grandma), Jason Jr. , Janique , Jasyra ,  and Jahreem. The Huery family lives…

College Life: Scholarship Recipient Update

______________________________________________________________ Karim How has school been for you this year? Honestly it’s been great. I have been in a learning environment and I’ve gotten stronger using the school gym. I…

Life After Transplant

Jasmine had her transplant in June of 2014. We had all of our children tested to see if any of them were a match for her. Christopher was the one…

College Life: Scholarship Recipient Update

      Congratulations to our 2015 scholarship recipients: Karim and Seraj. I got the chance to check in with them about their school year.         Seraj …

Education Series: Pain Treatment with Dr Walco

I have truly enjoyed the Educations Series sponsored by the Task Force this spring. We have really had some amazing guest speakers and I have learned so much. In June…

Laughing Yoga Session

Nikki E. Akparewa, RN, MSN/MPH is an advanced practice nurse and wellness coach who loves to use the joyful nature of laughter to help people create healing in their bodies…

Applying for SSI, Personal Perspective

Living with Sickle Cell Anemia involves much more than just dealing with a horrible and painful disease, it affects you & your family’s lives on daily basis financially as well.…

Phases of Clinical Trials

Education Session Our mission is to continue to provide our Sickle Cell community with updated information about Sickle Cell disease and other topics that promote healthy living in body and…
Retreat: UW HUB with Fiji House

Thank you to the UW Fiji House

Much Thanks to the young men from the Fiji House for hosting our young adults on the UW campus this past April.   I had the pleasure of meeting these…
Young Adult Retreat

We are Family: Adult Retreat

We were so excited this year to provide our adults (18andolder) the opportunity to gather and share in experience and laughter together Special thank you to: UW Fiji house, Chef…

Education Series: Hydroxyurea Recap

Dr. Bender spoke about Hydroxyurea. Hydroxyurea is a drug used for more than 20 years to reduce the likely hood of Sickle Cell pain crisis. Hydroxyurea is recommended by Dr.…
Fiji House

UW Fiji House Cycle for Sickle Cell

Each year the University of Washington Fiji Fraternity puts on a fundraiser known as Major Project.  This year we chose to partner with Metropolitan Seattle Sickle Cell Task Force as…

January 2014 Newsletter

Download the complete January 2014 newsletter in a PDF format to read the following articles about Teens Writing, April Farrell-Hasty, Transition from Teen to Adulthood, and Farewell to Dr. Hobbs.

September 2013 Newsletter

Download the complete September 2013 newsletter in a PDF format to read the following articles about Prescription Pill Dangers, Camp Korey, and Rehabilitation.