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Thank you for choosing to donate to SCYSS, a charity that has been making a difference to children and young people over the past 11 years.
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Please support Sickle Cell and Young Stroke Survivors to be able to continue to be the lifeline to children and young people who call on us day and night for help over the past 11 years.
Below are some of the children we have helped over the years. These are real children and young people but their names have been changed.
Rachael is 2 years old and has already had her spleen removed. She had been having enlarged spleen which causes pain and discomfort. Her mum is still learning how to cope and turns to our support group for support.
Here she meets other mums who have babies and she is glad she made the right decision to fill in the Join us form.
Michael is 19 he had his first stroke at the age of 6, since then he has had over 6 major strokes and also has a very rare condition called MoyaMoya syndrome and relies heavily on monthly blood transfusions to keep him well and for stroke prevention.
Although he has had to deal with the severe disabilities of having a stroke, he is a very bright young man and now in one of the top university.
He says Sickle cell and so many strokes have been a setback in his life but he will not let it defeat him.
Aisha is a young bubbly 16 year old, she knows what sickle cell has done to her. In 2015 alone she had over 16 hospital admission due to excruciating pain, an operation and sometimes not even knowing how she got there. It takes days for the morphine to kick in to ease the pain.
She took some of her GCSE papers from her hospital bed, she looks at the hospital as her ‘second home’. Yet seeing her you cannot tell what she is going through. Recently SCYSS was called by the school to draft a care plan that wil ensure that se does not miss out or be penalised for being off school.
Maya is a young carer, she is only 11 years old, and she comes from a single parent family. Her brother, is 15 and has suffered 2 strokes from his sickle cell and has severe learning difficulties.
As we could not take her brother for a particular holiday we felt Maya needed the break and we were glad we did. Maya said, ‘I am so happy I went on this holiday because I have had my dream of riding a horse come true. Thank you SCYSS for sending me, I love you all xxx’.
As you have read, we rely on donations to get our work done. Donations like yours will help us to put on more activities for the children and improve our services for families.
So we ask for you to support Sickle Cell and Young Stroke Survivors to be able to continue to be the lifeline to children and young people who call on us day and night for help over the past 11 years.
We can only do this with your help.