Help Terry Fight Sickle Cell

Help Terry Fight Sickle Cell

"On February 14th 2020, I wished I was celebrating love, instead I was fighting for my life yet again. Every episode is closer to the brink of death than life, where blood is replaced by glass and joint movements feels like broken bones. This is my life!"

Terry is a young lady living with sickle cell anemia for over three decades, the frequent crisis episodes from over three decades has finally unleashed the worst news on us. A diagnosis has revealed advanced bilateral Avascular Necrosis of the head of both femur. The doctors have recommended two major bilateral replacement surgeries (Total Hip Replacement) to help her manage pain, correct the deformity, and improve her functional capacity.

This estimated cost of the surgery is as stated below:

1.       Knee Joint Prostetics                                      $5000                   

2.       Power tools and accessories                        $550

3.       Surgical consumables                                     $1500

4.       Labs and investigations                                 $750

5.       Surgeon Fee                                                       $3000

6.       Hospital stay                                                      $700

7.       Medications and Rehabilitation                  $1800

8.       Total                                                                      $13,300

The motivation for this GoFundMe initiative is to assist Terry in paying for the surgery and maximizing her recovery by assisting her during the months of rehabilitation that lies ahead for her. Terry’s family had asked for privacy during this past year. After much persuasion, they have allowed Terry's friends to set up this GoFundMe for her. Due to her worsening condition, it is imminent that the surgery be carried out before July 4th, 2020 else she may loose her lower limbs functioning permanently.

We're hoping her treatment also tells a story of hope to the sickle cell patients around her. Any amount of monetary donations would be greatly appreciated. If you’re unable to donate, we would appreciate you sharing her story - not just for Terry's benefit, but for others like her as well.

Please keep Terry in your hearts by donating something now, no amount is small and share her story.

Jeniffer and Helen  are organizing this campaign on Terry's behalf. please message us if you would like more details.

Thank you.


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Oluwafemi Sosanya 
Jersey City, NJ
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