These things have I spoken unto you, that in me ye may have peace. In the world ye have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
Sabah Imani diagnosed with Sickle Beta Thalassemia at just 3 weeks old. She would later become Sickle Cell free through a bone marrow clinical trial at the age of 22. Sabah went from over 300 hospital stays to now being 100% free from Sickle Cell.
Yes, Sabah is now Sickle Cell free but having this disorder for over 20 years has damaged her body. She still suffers from a bone deficiency called Avascular Necrosis (AVN) which is caused by having Sickle Cell for so many years. AVN is when the bone starves itself due to the lack of blood supply eventually leading to bone deterioration.
Sabah Imani Sickle Cell Foundation is built on the voices of the Sickle Cell Community. This foundation will ultimately break all stereotypes by educating people on the true meaning of Sickle Cell. Sabah now has a perspective on having and not having Sickle Cell and she plans on using her platform to help the future of the Sickle Cell community and direct them to a better life overall.
The Sickle Cell community has been looked down upon because of all the false stereotypes given to them. The community has to pled their case as to why they are always in pain or take certain medicines every time they step out their front door. Sabah’s foundation is here to break those stereotypes and educate people the true meaning of Sickle Cell.
Sabah Imani Sickle Cell Foundation will help people with Sickle Cell get through their life without having to worry about how they will pay for that next hospital stay or where they will get their next medicine refill from. This foundation will also teach parents and family members how to take care of their loved ones with Sickle Cell.