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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. I’ve been passionate about sickle cell disease advocacy for as long as I can remember. It’s what drove me to create sikcell.com in 2009, the first online community for people living with sickle cell disease because I believe building a support network of people who understand what you’re going through is crucial when you’re living with what can feel like an isolated and often misunderstood, chronic condition like this one.