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Thursday, July 25


Young Adult Reception
Are you 17-21? Join us for a welcoming reception this morning as we go over our track specifics, get to know one another, and here from you on what's important as you transition to adult care, leave home for work and college, and take over the management of your illness as the leader of your care.  Sound overwhelming? Don't worry- we are all in this together. Come meet others going through the same life transitions as you. 

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Kenya Buckley

Founder, Carol's Promise Foundation
Kenya Buckley is the Founder and President of Carol’s Promise Sickle Cell Foundation.  Carol, her mother, passed away from complications of Sickle Cell Disease in 2005.  It has been her mission to tell her mother’s story and the motivation behind her creating Carol’s Promise... Read More →

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


Holistic Health and Wellness
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Dr. Tamika Bush

Dr. Tamika Bush, D.O. AKA “Dr. TamikaPeds” is a highly respected and well known Board Certified Pediatrician and "Doctor Mom". Dr. Bush is an international and nationally recognized Speaker, 3x Best-Seller Author and Medical Consultant. She is also an expert on Children’s Health... Read More →

Thursday July 25, 2019 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Prairie B
Friday, July 26


Navigating College and Beyond
Join us as we discuss navigating college and what comes after graduation while living well with sickle cell. Our expert panelists are successfully accomplishing their dreams and will share insight into how they have been able to continue to move towards their educational and professional goals.

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Nia Sumpter Thomas

graduated from Saint Louis University with a Bachelors of Arts in African American Studies and a minor in Medical Humanities. As a student, I served on the Student Government Association as the Senator for the College of Arts and Sciences. Before graduation, I was offered the distinguished... Read More →
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Andre Harris

André Marcel Harris is a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) student and a Ronald E. McNair Scholar at Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Upon completion of his BSW, Mr. Harris aspires to pursue a Master of Social Work/Master of Public Health (MSW/MPH) and a... Read More →
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Ade Adeyokunnu

Ade Adeyokunnu was born in Nigeria, but grew up in the Washington, D.C. area, in Maryland. I am a former technology consultant and I currently live in Austin, Texas, where I just graduated with my MBA from the University of Texas in order to pivot into a strategy role in healthcare... Read More →
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Sherika Princess

My name is Sherika Princess and I am supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. I came to the DFW area to continue my education at Texas Woman's University. Initially I came to  pursue an education and Health Studies and Health Informatics it hopes... Read More →

Friday July 26, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Prairie B
Saturday, July 27


504/IEP Accomodations
Sickle cell automatically qualifies for a 504 plan and sometimes you can even get accommodations through an IEP. Come join us for elementary, secondary, and higher education accommodations that can help you be successful during your educational journey.

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Tynisha Hall

Tynisha Hall 30 years old born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama and resides in Atlanta, Ga. Tynisha is a graduate and proud alumnus of Delaware State University with a Bachelors degree in Broadcast Journalism. She serves as the communications/community outreach director... Read More →

Saturday July 27, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
Prairie C


The Importance of Self-Care
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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 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Prairie C