Local Sickle Cell Warriors Joined Forces with Doctors at the 2023 Sickle Cell Symposium


November 30, 2023

CEO & Mecial Director of SCDAAMI and Former Pediatric Hematologist Dr. Wanda Whitten-Shurney continues to have an impact on her former, now turned adult Sickle Cell Warriors. In photo Clifton Kirkman, Maurice Dortch, Qiana Quinn, Danielle Clark, Dr. Wanda Whitten-Shurney, Versetta Brown, Ayodele Akinpelu, Medjie Pascal-Harris and Event Host Ms. Chanelle Ward

The 2023 Sickle Cell Symposium took place recently in the city of Detroit at the UM Detroit Center, located at 3663 Woodward Avenue. Members of the sickle cell community included SCD warriors, supporters, caregivers and medical professionals. They filled the event space to join together to discuss topics such as emergency care, advancement in treatment and pain management. However, the conversation didn't just end there, it continued with featured guest panelist sharing their lived experiences with those in the room.

Drawing everyone's attention, the focus was on the wholistic view of sickl...

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