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KweenPhotos + Sikcell for #WegoHealthAwards

I know, it’s been a minute and life updates are coming soonest! In the mean time, I have some exciting news!

I’m honored to say I’ve been nominated for the #WEGOHealthAwards! These awards seek to recognize Patient Leaders who are making an impact with their advocacy. My advocacy are being sickle ell awareness.

“The WEGO Health Awards program was created to recognize and honor those making a difference in the online health community. It provides the opportunity for community members to thank and support the Patient Leaders and patient-centric initiatives they admire. Since its inception in 2011, the WEGO Health Awards have proven to be one of the best ways to connect the healthcare industry with top patient influencers.”

Basically, the awards basically are a way for health industry leaders to be connected and notice patient leaders (me). So if I win, sickle cell awareness is amplified and I could get to work with different companies and continue advocating.

“WEGO Health is a mission-driven company connecting healthcare with the experience, skills and insights of Patient Leaders.” It’s a “network collaborates with pharmaceutical and life sciences companies, agencies, consultancies, startups and all types of organizations across healthcare.”

In addition to being a community manager at sikcell.com, I believe I was nominated for my photo series which shared stories of empowerment for people living with sickle cell. #TheWarriorSeries was also amplified by XOnecole.

Posters from the warrior series coming next month

I’m really hoping to become a finalist. I can become a finalist by getting the most votes in the category I’ve been nominated for – Best in Show (blog).

That being said, I need YOUR help  – I’d appreciate it if you could take 30 seconds to “endorse” me. Which would really be an endorsement for sickle cell awareness. All you have to do is click here, scroll to the part that says “endorse” type in your name and email and voila! done.




Thanks a million for your vote! Can’t wait to report back on my *finalist status* In the mean time, follow me on Instagram and Twitter. Also if you live in the Baltimore/DC/NoVa area and have any form of sickle cell, and would like to share your story to be part of the Warrior Series, please shoot me an email.

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