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Thursday, July 25
 

8:00am

Morning Wellness Activities
Join us for a relaxing warm up to the day's activities. Kristina will guide us in gentle, yet invigorating stretches and other physical activities to get our blood flowing and start the day off right! All ages welcome with parent accompaniment. 

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Thursday July 25, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Prairie D
 
Friday, July 26
 

8:00am

Morning Wellness Activities
Join us for a relaxing warm up to the day's activities. Kristina will guide us in gentle, yet invigorating stretches and other physical activities to get our blood flowing and start the day off right! All ages welcome with parent accompaniment. 

Presenters

Friday July 26, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Prairie D

12:30pm

Spiritual and Emotional Well-being
Coping with the physical, mental and emotional consequences of Sickle Cell Disease places a heavy toll on the Warrior. Reverend Sheryl Armstrong will share her knowledge on the importance of the Warriors well-being on a spiritual and emotional level. 


Presenters
avatar for Rev. Sheryl Armstrong, BA, MS, MDiv, CNPC

Rev. Sheryl Armstrong, BA, MS, MDiv, CNPC

Pastoral Counselor/Therapist
Presently, Reverend Armstrong is a Chaplain for Georgia Regional Hospital in Savannah Georgia. She is also founder of New Life Pastoral Care Counseling Services in Warner Robins, GA. She received her seminary training from The Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta Georgia.Rev... Read More →


Friday July 26, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Prairie C
 
Saturday, July 27
 

8:00am

Morning Wellness Activities
Join us for a relaxing warm up to the day's activities. Kristina will guide us in gentle, yet invigorating stretches and other physical activities to get our blood flowing and start the day off right! All ages welcome with parent accompaniment. 

Presenters

Saturday July 27, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Prairie D

9:00am

The Mental Health Panel
Presenters
avatar for Dominique Goodson

Dominique Goodson

Dominique Goodson was born and raised in Newark, NJ. After graduating from Rutgers University with a degree in Sociology and Anthropology, Dominique began working as research assistant to professors at different universities. During one of her breaks between research projects, she... Read More →
avatar for Heather Avant

Heather Avant

Heather is a natural light photographer, painter, crafter, sickle cell warrior, sickle cell advocate, and all around do-it-yourselfer thriving in Dallas, Texas with her husband Jason and son Jett.  She was born and raised in Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor, Michigan where she went on... Read More →
avatar for Clayton Andrews, LAPC

Clayton Andrews, LAPC

President, Treatment Team Facilitator, Behavioral Health Counselor, Sickle Cell Champions Association
Clayton Andrews is a 36-year-old patient with Sickle Cell Disease, residing in Augusta GA. An advocate, mentor and father of four, Clayton is an LAPC and graduate from Troy University with a Master of Science in Counseling and Psychology. His primary focus is the enablement and development... Read More →
avatar for Jewel Darbone

Jewel Darbone

Jew-EL Darbone is a 30yr old sickle cell warrior dedicated to sickle cell advocacy and empowerment. She is one of the founders and CEO of 501c3 Nonprofit organization #Boldlipsforsicklecell. #Boldlipsforsicklecell started as a social media awareness challenge for sickle cell disease... Read More →
avatar for Shamonica Wiggins

Shamonica Wiggins

Shamonica Wiggins is a 30-year-old sickle cell warrior and a native of Dallas, TX. Although she has sickle cell SS, which is commonly referred to as the most critical form of the illness, she rarely allows it to get in the way of her chasing her dreams. This is evident in the work... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Prairie D

12:00pm

Traveling with Sickle Cell
Come and learn about traveling with sickle cell and best practices for a successful trip. 

Presenters
avatar for Mattie Robinson

Mattie Robinson

MicroMattie Consulting
 BiographyMattie Robinson, MS MA has earned graduate degrees from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Florida. Ms. Robinson has over 7 years of biomedical research experience spanning the fields of Human Genetics and Molecular Biology, Microbiology, and Chemistry. She... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2019 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Prairie C

1:30pm

The Jazmine Rivera Beauty Within Sickle Cell Glam Squad
In honor of our warrior Jasmine Rivera, come and get your hair and make up done by a professional barber’s, hairstylist, and a make up artist, during this time. You must sign up for a time slot and suggested donations are as follows: hair $10 for adults, five dollars for children. Make up ( must bring your own foundation ) $15. 

Saturday July 27, 2019 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Blue Stem 1

7:00pm

Prom
Keynote Speaker- Devard Darling
Devard Darling is a retired NFL veteran wide receiver and represents the 18% of professional athletes living with sickle cell trait.  A native of Nassau, Bahamas, Darling was selected as the 82nd pick in the third round of the 2004 NFL draft making him one of the first Bahamian athletes to get drafted to the National Football League. Devard accomplished another boyhood dream shared by he and his late identical twin Devaughn Darling when the As One Foundation was founded in 2007. The As One mission is to educate and increase awareness of sickle cell trait while encouraging youth to achieve their dreams in the face of life’s challenges. As the spokesperson for the foundation, Darling is devoted to ensuring his brother's death was not in vain by sharing the importance of awareness of sickle cell trait. As a #TraitWarrior - a sickle cell trait carrier and an identical genetic match to his late brother, Darling is living proof that exertional sickling is preventable and should NEVER result in death.


Darling is an entrepreneur beginning his first business experience in 2010, while still an active player in the NFL, when he started Express Pick Up and Delivery Transportation Services. As a contracted carrier of FedEx, Express P&D takes pride in delivering the "Purple Promise" and revels in the opportunity to keep its customers happy! Currently Express P&D has 10 employees and 12 trucks in its fleet. In 2012 Devard officially retired and teamed up Altruvista Wealth, a wealth management firm in Houston Texas, to develop a specific financial planning process for pro athletes. In 2014 Darling dropped his financial licenses to seek opportunities in the self storage commercial realestate industry in the state of Washington.

Presenters
avatar for Devard Darling

Devard Darling

Former Wide Receiver, Baltimore Ravens, As One Foundation
Devard Darling is a retired NFL veteran wide receiver and represents the 18% of professional athletes living with sickle cell trait.  A native of Nassau, Bahamas, Darling was selected as the 82nd pick in the third round of the 2004 NFL draft making him one of the first Bahamian athletes... Read More →



Saturday July 27, 2019 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Prairie D
 
Sunday, July 28
 

9:00am

Meet Me at the Corner of Faith and Science
Join us for some praise and worship during this open breakfast. We will also be voting on where to host the next few meetings (2021/2022). See you there!

Sunday July 28, 2019 9:00am - 11:30am
Prairie D