Living with Sickle Cell Disease: Shaniya's story

Living with Sickle Cell Disease: Shaniya's story

Diagnosed with sickle cell disease, Shaniya came to St. Jude when she was 5 years old. Now 16, she strives to be a normal teenager, one not defined by her disease. Teens with sickle cell face challenges when transitioning from adolescent to adult care. St. Jude is working to reverse that trend with education, research and partnerships with adult care facilities.

Read more about St. Jude's sickle cell disease program enhancements in the article "Sickle Cell Disease: A Hospital's Commitment," featured in the Winter 2016 issue of Promise magazine.