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 but 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.
Click here on the picture to read Matthew’s Sickle cell journey.
Courtesy of the Guardian Newspaper
We are here to offer support to the whole family, not just the child.