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Thursday, July 25 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Complications of Trait & Importance of Family Planning

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Two sickle cell trait positive parents have a 25% chance of birthing a child with sickle cell disease. "Had we known…" is some parents' response to not knowing their sickle cell trait status before becoming parents of a Warrior child or not realizing what their trait status could mean. This session places emphasis on procreation consequence

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Dr. Tomia Austin

As One Foundation
Tomia Austin, DrPH, a behavioral scientist, health educator and researcher is also the Executive Director of the As One Foundation that was established with a mission to help empower youth to unlock & unleash their full potential through athletics, education and spiritual enrichment. Since... Read More →

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Suzanne Gordon

SUZANNE GORDON is a mother of 4. Her 2 older children carry the sickle cell trait and her 2 younger children are afflicted with sickle cell disease (Hgb SS). After the birth of her second child, she left her career as a paralegal to raise her children. Suzanne was co-founder of FACE... Read More →

Thursday July 25, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Prairie B