I joined the SCFA to bring awareness to the Calgary community. Many of the patients and caregivers in this region are unaware of this awesome foundation and the resources and tools they provide for the sickle cell community. I’ve been working in the events industry since I was a teen and hope to create events and gatherings that can bring the community together and further unite us in this cause.
Extremely cold weather can trigger a pain crisis in a child. Even when bundled up in a snowsuit, the shift in temperature may be enough to cause red blood cells to begin sickling in just a few minutes of outdoor play.