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Trust Your Instincts

Caregivers, trust your instincts because, over time, you learn to have an expert eye and compassionate heart.

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Caring

Our loved ones have various needs, but their greatest need is unconditional love from us and their healthcare teams.

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Connecting

Long gone are the days when we have to figure everything out ourselves. Now we can build friendships with people in similar circumstances.

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Creating

The life we live as caregivers with our loved ones is the one we create. We now have options.

What To Expect

The Sickle Cell Community Consortium (SC3) is delighted to present our 2nd Annual Caregiver Summit in partnership with Elle Cole of CleverlyChanging (Coordinator), the Parent-2-Parent Initiative, and sickle cell community patients and caregivers throughout the country. We invite you to join us for two days of engaging dialogue, dynamic speakers and to hear from innovative voices within the sickle cell community. Attendees will have an opportunity to share information about how they are navigating life with their loved ones. Discuss best practices for hospitalizations and times when intervention is needed. We will deepen connections and build new relationships as we discuss our unique experiences. Each day, we will gather to explore

over 11 different sessions. 

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MEET THE HOSTS

About The
Sickle Cell Community Consortium

The Sickle Cell Community Consortium is a US-based non-profit formed in 2014 to “harness and amplify the power of the patient voice”. The Consortium is comprised of sickle cell community-based organizations (CBOs), patient and caregiver advocates, community partners and medical and research advisers. These stakeholders collectively form the General Assembly of CBOs and Advocates, the decision-making body of the Consortium. The Consortium acts as an organizing entity providing the framework for the stakeholders of the General Assembly to apply a model of Collective Impact to define problems and gaps in the sickle cell community, identify strategies to address those needs and gaps, and determine the CBO, Community, and Corporate partnerships best equipped to implement those strategies to achieve significant and sustainable change.

About
Cleverly Changing

Cleverly Changing is a go-to blog for tips on health, finance, parenting, and more.

CleverlyChanging.com was created in May 2010 as an outlet to help me share information I learned. My twin daughters were almost 24 months and I wanted to replace the many hours I had previously spent breastfeeding doing something else productive.

One of my missions on my blog is to bring awareness to the forefront about Sickle Cell Anemia and healthy-living. I share the highs and lows of parenting a child with Sickle Cell Disorder and Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes.

Through Cleverly Changing I believe, together, we can help empower and  inspire others to live cleverly, changing when necessary.  It is also my goal to raise my daughters to be healthy women that love life and have enough self-awareness to believe they will move mountains. I want my children to live fearlessly and take calculated and educated risks.

About
Parent-to-Parent
Initiative

The Parent to Parent Initiative, powered by the Sickle Cell Community Consortium, is a unified platform of parents and caregivers focused on building connections, increasing access to education and resources, and promoting advocacy through a national parent to parent network of families living with

sickle cell.

OUR SPONSORS

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MEET THE SPEAKERS

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ELLE COLE

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DR. TANDUA WASHINGTON

DR. IFY OSUNKWO

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DR. SHARL AZAR

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FRANCINE BAKER

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ANDRESSA HUNSEL

DARE MANKUN

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MICHAEL HENDRICKS

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YOLANDA LEWIS

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VANESSA RHODES

SHELFINA WILKINS

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PATRICE STERLING

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MONET LEDBETTER

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BIBA TINGA

JONATHAN NELSON

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KW YOUNG

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GENEVA KNIGHT

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BRENDA GREEN

FAITH DAVIS

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WUNMI BAKARE

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EBONI DAVIS

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DAPO BAKARE

DR. THEOPHELUS HILL

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SCOTT MCGOOHAN

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KISA WILLIAMS

MELANIE WHITE TERRY

GISELLE JONES

JADE PARKER

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DIANE MORTON

GEORGENE GLASS