Fourteen people recently traveled from Liberty County to the state capitol in Atlanta. The group are supporters of the newly formed support group Tapestry Connections. The Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia is on a mission to advocate and rally for individuals and families affected by SCD and the trait. Nearly 8,000 people in Georgia are affected by the disease. This statistic is nearly a tenth of all cases in the United States.
The day was educational and exciting. The group was greeted in the Capitol’s Rotunda by Representative Al Williams and members from the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia. Then the group was introduced during a morning session to the House of Representatives by Rep.Williams. Kendrlyn Pitts, the 2017-2018 Georgia Sickle Cell Poster Child, gave a passionate speech about living with Sickle Cell Disease. Following her speech, the group was given time to meet with lawmakers who are able to directly impact Sickle Cell patients and their families in Georgia.
The highlight of the day was the Sickle Cell luncheon, where the group listened to various people speak about the disease. As painful and deadly as Sickle Cell is, it can be stopped.
Join this effort as we connect hearts and minds in love and life in the fight against Sickle Cell Disease. Your support is needed and appreciated.
Email Tapestry Connections at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Deloris Mitchell at 912-977-3280. An inaugural support meeting is set for Thursday, May 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the public library in Hinesville.
Tapestry Connections thanks the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia, Williams and Rep. Gloria Frazier along with Senator Lester Jackson for their support and dedication