- Affects approximately 100,000 Americans.
- Occurs in about one out of every 365 African-American births.
- Affects about one out of every 16,300 Hispanic-American births.
But behind these statistics are children and families affected by this debilitating genetic condition. EGL and the "My Beautiful CHILD" community are pleased to support Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month by promoting education and advocacy for those impacted by SCD, and sharing stories such as this month's featured "My Beautiful CHILD," Nazhi. A powerful 12-year old shares her journey with SCD and her early contribution back to others impacted by this genetic condition.
Our thanks to Nazhi, our youngest blog contributor and recent participant in the EGL My Beautiful CHILD campaign.