Building Bridges, Breaking Stigma
How old do you have to be to suffer a stroke?
Of the 3500 babies born every year with sickle cell disease, 100 will suffer a stroke before their ninth birthday. Help us to help them.
Welcome to SCYSS
It started as a support group in June 2005 by a parent who had to manouvre the lonely Stroke maze when her 6 year old had a stroke as a result of Sickle Cell Anaemia. As the need grew, in September 2007, it became a registered charity.
Many people do not know that Sickle Cell can cause a stroke in children as young as 2 and up to the age of 16 years old.
Most times it leaves children with long term disabilities in addition to their Sickle cell. It affects the whole families as extra hospital appointments and therapies are needed.
Many parents/carers find themselves having to make extra sacrifices to ensure their child has a better quality of life.
Children's UK Sickle cell charity needs your help to survive.