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About Us

Founded in 2016, Sickle Strong, Sickle Cell Empowerment Circle is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization created for and by adults living with Sickle Cell Disease in the metropolitan Detroit area.

Started by CEO Kristian Garrison, and President Versetta Brown, Sickle Strong is 100% ran by patients living with Sickle Cell Disease.  We depend on support from the community and donations in kind to run our operations.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to mission is to engage, educate, and enhance the confidence of adults living with Sickle Cell Disease in order to live life to it's fullest potential despite the barriers and pitfalls of their disease.


Our vision is to be able to sufficiently support adults with Sickle Cell Disease, post transition to adult health care, so that they can live a fulfilling life without boundaries.

We will realize this vision by utilizing the knowledge gained through monthly meetings, educational workshops, community resources, our partners in healthcare, and patient support.

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