Oldest Person with Sickle Cell is 86
Ernestine Diamond is an eighty-three year old woman who may be one of the oldest American living with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). She is an advocate of the disease which affects millions throughout the world and is particularly common among people with ancestors in sub-Saharan Africa, Saudi Arabia, India and Mediterranean countries such as Turkey, Greece, and Italy and Spanish-speaking regions of South America, Cuba and Central America.
In the United States, Sickle Cell Disease affects more than seventy-two thousand people and about two million Americans carry the trait for SCD, a life threatening disease that creates unimaginable pain and suffering. Support is probably the most important factor in the life of the patient.
S.C.A.T.T. (Sickle Cell Action Through Technology) is geared towards helping to supplement the needs of patients who find themselves facing insurmountable health as well as financial challenges. Patients from around the country call for advice, or a word of encouragement.
Ms. Diamond is 86 years old!!! She is a wonderful, inspirational warrior, and she says the secret to her old age is her faith and belief in God and his blessings. If you would like to connect with Ernestine, you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. So have faith my strong warriors, break that glass ceiling! You can live to be an Octogenarian too!