What I want for my birthday: My first Sickle Cell fund raising campaign.

Posted October 22, 2020 from Cameroon
United.: Together for Sickle Cell kids in Cameroon. (1/1)

I recently read a Facebook post by my sister Arrey Echi on some marvelous work her charity did , sharing live saving Folic Acid drugs to persons living with Sickle Cell disease in Cameroon.

I therefore thought I could use my birthday to raise funds that will go to her charity , to support in the exceptional work of one of the most selfless ladies I have ever met.

I wrote a post on Facebook that targets all my huge Facebook network , soliciting their help; asking  each of them to exchange birthday wishes for my approaching 40th birthday for FCFA 2500 which is approximatively 3.90Euros or $4.52  or less, which will be sent to my sister's charity and will be used to buy folic acid for some of Cameroon's poorest Sickle Cell patients.

I have always wished to help my beloved cousin but silver and gold I have not , all I have and which I decided to use  for this campaign is my huge network of friends which I have seen grow in over 20 years of career and 39 years of life. It will be a wonderful birthday gift, a gift from one sister to another, from a warrior to another.

Here is the link to that Facebook post: https://www.facebook.com/587061255/posts/10157171139686256/

I hope all those who wish to help will be able to do so. I am inviting anyone who wishes to join to feel free to do so. I am one of those people who believe that little drops of water can make an ocean. Today, I am raising my voice to raise funds to provide live saving folic acid for poor children, families with Sickle Cell in Cameroon, tomorrow, this action may become a continental one and I hope someday it will become a global one.

I have been asking myself, should I share this here or not. But then I thought if I could share my highs and lows with this wonderful sisterhood, then I can share  my pleas.

Thank You.

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Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Oct 26, 2020
Oct 26, 2020

Hello, dear Anne,

That is such a great way to celebrate your 40th birthday. I haven't checked FB for a while. I will check this post when I get a chance. Happy birthday to you, dear! This is the youngest you'll ever be from now on. Life begins at 40 they say, so enjoy the NEW YOU!

Oct 26, 2020
Oct 26, 2020

Awww, thank you Karen sis. It is strange, I had thought when I get to 40, i will feel different but i am not. Just more determined. But I really plan to enjoy the new me.