Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter
5300 Wynnefield Avenue, 2nd Floor   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19131
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Stories of Caring
In performing our mission of providing resources and assistance to children, adolescents and families affected by sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait, we often encounter remarkable individuals whose talent, drive and desire to help others propel them to high levels of performance in spite of the disease.

Nazir Alston
Nazir Alston is an inspiring young adult who uses his talent and life experience to provide insightful details and sound direction about living with Sickle Cell Disease.

Nazir is wise beyond his years and we encourage you to read about his creative endeavors and outstanding achievements by clicking the link below.
Sarai Dior Rice

Hi my name is Sarai Dior Rice. I am 7 years old! I was born on New Year’s Eve of 2011 along with my twin sister Sahar. I was diagnosed with Sickle Cell SS type at 1 month of age (My fraternal twin has the trait) ...During my first year and a half of life I was admitted into the hospital once, sometimes twice a month. I am now currently going strong and haven't been admitted into the hospital in almost 5 years this October! I have  completed my 7th Sickle Cell walk this year, along with my family who has been with me all the way! Please donate, anything is appreciated! Thank you for helping me fight Sickle Cell....Sarai❤️