Sickle Cell Disease is a challenging condition to live with. Every year the Sickle Cell Association of Texas Marc Thomas Foundation sends children with sickle cell disease from Austin, San Antonio and Houston to Camp Cell-A-Bration. Hear how this wonderful opportunity changes lives and listen to the stories of these sickle cell warriors and their struggles living with this condition. Let's Stop the Sickle Cycle.
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“The Sickle Cell Association Marc Thomas Foundation has been a blessing to me. It has provided me with support during difficult times with my illness. I've met many other patients over the years through the agency that have became great friends. It's not just an agency, but a family."
Letisha, Sickle Cell Client
“It gives me hope with the great support they give me when my son is sick with sickle cell disease symptoms in the hospital. They helped me get back on my feet when I lost my job and I had nobody to turn to for help, they were there for me and thanks to them I was able to pay my rent and my kids still have a home. I owe it all to the them." Melissa, Sickle Cell Family (her son pictured)
“Camp Cell-A-Bration makes me feel like I am home, it makes me feel whole.”Aliyah, Sickle Cell Client
Pastor Marc Thomas, a true champion for families suffering from sickle cell disease, also suffered from this debilitating and chronic blood disease. Through his courageous efforts the Sickle Cell Association was created.
We provide numerous services to children, adults and families in Central Texas, San Antonio, the Texas Gulf Coast and other areas affected with sickle cell disease and those carrying sickle cell trait.. We provide education, research awareness, outreach, support group meetings, assistance and numerous other services.
Sickle Cell Disease is the most common genetic blood disorder in the US. It is a life-threatening blood disorder that affects the red blood cells, it causes strokes, jaundice, severe pain, organ damage, and other serious ailments.
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