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Exclusive White House Invitation
The SCATMTF was exclusively invited to meet with President Obama during his first 100 days in office due to its wonderful endeavors and programs.
Invitation to Meet with former President and Texas Governor George Bush
The SCATMTF met with former President and former President and Texas Governor George Bush to advocate with persons suffering from Sickle Cell Disease.
Presented at the Texas State Capitol
The SCATMTF has had the honor on numerous occasions to speak in front of the Texas Congress and the Senate about Sickle Cell Disease and our programs
Texas and Local Honors
The SCATMTF has received numerous awards and accolades from city and state officials. Some of the awards includes: Marc Thomas Memorial Day, Proclamations from the Governor of Texas, local awards, and numerous other accolades.
Lobbying for Sickle Cell Trait Testing in all newborns
The SCATMTF successfully lobbied the state of Texas to implement Sickle Cell Trait testing in all newborns regardless of gender or race.
Pastor Marc Thomas, a true champion for families suffering from sickle cell disease also suffered from this debilitating and chronic blood disease. Though he was on oxygen, had a heart condition, pulmonary hypertension, wore oxygen 24 hours a day, and other complications, he refused to give up his fight for families living with sickle cell disease. Marc embodied all that was good. He passed away at the age of 46 in 2005.
In 1997 the Sickle Cell Association of Texas Marc Thomas Foundation began with Marc and his wife, but has now outreached to over 450,000. Their efforts has greatly impacted families and individuals challenged with sickle cell disease. His legacy of championing for families suffering from the debilitating disease continues.