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“Hello, my name is Candice Young-Deler and in spite of having sickle cell disease, I have overcome many obstacles. Achieving outstanding grades while attending school was a task, which limited my chances for a scholarship. Because of severe pain caused by sickle cell crises, I constantly struggled with school related work. I found it very difficult, but not unattainable. For this reason, we assist students with sickle cell disease by awarding a $1,500 scholarship to three individuals annually.”
WHAT IS SICKLE CELL DISEASE?
Sickle Cell Disease is a hereditary disease that cause the red blood cells to change shape, limiting the supply of oxygen in the body. The rigid and irregular shape of the cells causes severe joint pain and can lead to other serious health problems. These painful episodes are debilitating, disruptive, ...

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