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SICK CELLS UPDATE

Welcome to the inaugural Sick Cells newsletter! The Valentine family is so happy to have you on our side as we shed light on our story, and the stories of many people living with sickle cell disease. 

We'll be sending out periodic updates on the production of Sick Cells as well as timely updates in the world of sickle cell disease. 

Check out our newly released 2 minute trailer!

WHAT'S BEEN HAPPENING? 

Ashley was the star on a local DC news outlet.

On March 18, 2016, Ashley spoke about Sick Cells and her involvement in the sickle cell community on a local DC news outlet, All Eyes on DC, that focuses on social issues. 

Sick Cells is back in production.

The team had a successful Cider 'n Sickle Cell fundraiser in November at Family Video in Lisle, IL.

Mark your calendar: June 19 is World Sickle Cell Day.

The Sick Cells crew will be kicking off a major crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to help complete the film. More information to come!
NEWS YOU CAN USE
NYT 5 Things to Know – What You Need to Know About Sickle Cell Disease 
Hear from five leading physicians in the sickle cell field give their take on what everyone should know about sickle cell disease. 

CDC Releases Results on Sickle Cell Study<
The study answers the question, "Are family physicians comfortable treating people with sickle cell disease?"

DC Lawyer, Remigia Davis, Celebrates Life with Each Race 
Remigia Davis, 39, has sickle beta thalassaemia. In 2013, Davis suffered a major sickle cell and thalassaemia crisis and nearly lost her life. A few months later while in recovery, a co-worker invited her to join him in a 5K race. After a successful first race, and with extra precautions, she now competes in races around the world.

Donate to the Sickle Cell Disease Association of Illinois’ Summer Camp
Every summer SCDAI host a summer camp for children with SCD. The summer camp has an equipped medical staff and exciting activities. Many counselors are former attendees of the summer camp.
IT'S A GLOBAL THING

United Kingdom: Super Model Jourdan Dunn Launches Childwear Line Inspired by Son, Riley, 6, Living with Sickle Cell Anemia
"Riley looks just like a normal boy, but I can't get away from the fact he has a serious disease."

Nigeria: Katsina State Government Educates Public on Sickle Cell
The Nigerian President’s wife tasks Katsina State Government to educate their constituents on sickle cell. She advised that the sickle cell enlightenment campaign should be carried out on monthly basis to reduce the spread of the disease.

India: Students Collect Donations To Help Girl Living with Sickle Cell Anemia
Students of Dr. G. Shankar Government First Grade College have rallied behind their 19-year-old classmate, who is living with sickle cell anemia, and helped to raise funds for her treatment in the state of Karnataka, India. 
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