Sickle Cell Warriors

Articles

 Breaking News
  • VOICE Crisis Alert App VOICE Crisis Alert App The VOICE Crisis Alert app is the first national app created for patients and families with sickle cell disease. The app stores all its data locally...
  • World Sickle Cell Day 2018 Hello Warrior Family! Don’t forget, today, Tuesday June 19th is World Sickle Cell Day. This was specially designated by the World Health Organization in 2009 to improve the education, research, and...
  • SCD Adult Support Groups in Southern California California Warriors, great news! Cayenne Wellness is now hosting monthly support group meetings in Fresno, San Diego, Los Angles, Loma Linda, and Antelope Valley. You get to meet others with...
  • Tracing sickle cell back to one child, 7,300 years ago Tracing sickle cell back to one child, 7,300 years ago Check out this amazing article by Nalina Eggert of BBC News for a journey of SCD from 7,300 years ago.  The...
  • Meet Brittany: Caregiver, poet, and writer This week’s warrior in the spotlight is Brittany Hightower.  Brittany is a caregiver who is beautiful, intelligent, and passionate about poetry. And oh yeah, she has sickle cell. How old...

Sickle Cell & President Obama

My sister sent this to me from a friend of a friend. Guess Sickle Cell is in the eye of our new president after all!

Hi All,

In our continuing efforts to spread awareness about Sickle Cell Disease…Gabriel and I got to meet with Pres. Obama on this past Tuesday! Can you say WHAT A GREAT DAY!

Tuesday was Sickle Cell Awareness Day on Capital Hill! 🙂
We also met with Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D. Houston, Texas) ; Congressman Danny Davis (D. Illinois), Congress woman Donna Christensen (D. U.S Virgin Islands); Congress woman Barbara Lee (D. Oakland, California).

But we met with President Obama for 10-15 minutes in the Oval Office. He joked with Gabriel about the gifts Gabriel gave him. He was sooooo kind!

The Austin American Statesman interviewed us both this morning about the story…
There are more photos but this is all we have been given so far. Only the official White House photographer is allowed to take photos of the president in the White House…so I was not allowed to take any photos with my camera. But NOTHING could spoil that day!

It was a HUGE blessing!!!
God is incredibly GOOD!!! 🙂
Shelly and Gabriel George

Thanks to all those that have sent in links!

http://www.statesman.com/news/content/news/stories/local/03/29/0329philanthropy.html

http://blogs.mysanantonio.com/weblogs/education/2009/03/local-prof-and-son-meet-obama.html

Sickle cell was also included in the inauguration:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/us_elections/article5549233.ece

Tags
Share

About Author

Sickle Cell Warrior

Sickle Cell Warrior

Tosin is dedicated to perpetuating healthy and positive messages about sickle cell. Although sickle cell is a subject often taboo in the communities this condition is most prevalent, Tosin's message is that sickle cell is not something to be ashamed of and you can live a rich and fulfilling life with sickle cell. Sickle cell warriors are the most amazing people in the world, with a great fortitude for compassion, willpower and strength.

Related Articles

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

There are no comments at the moment, do you want to add one?

Write a comment

Write a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Donate

Support awareness & education for SCD

WordPress › Error

Error! Donation amount must be a numeric value.