Initiative Update

2021 Routine Medicine Outreach for Sickle Cell Warriors.

ARREY- ECHI
Posted November 30, 2021 from Cameroon
Partial view of medicines and water bottles donated.

As part of my yearly #BreakTheSilence...#BeASickleCellVoice colour awareness campaign in June, we raised funds to continue our routine medicine project started last year to provide essential routine medicines to persons living with sickle cell disease.

During the campaign, with the use of my social media platforms, I was able to raise 1.5 million frs CFA with support from friends and family and some who have been following my campaign over the years.

This made it possible for us to provide this essential medicines (Folic acid and paracetamol) to 250 warriors in Bamenda and Kumba. The folic acid was 100 tablets in each packet given to  last each recipient 3+ months.

Additionally, about 80 warriors  in Bamenda were able to learn basic survival skills like manicure, pastry making, skills that could easily be harnessed  to help them take better care of themselves.

In Kumba, partnering with Sister Nakinti's Rescue Women (REWOCAM), we were able to include water bottles to encourage hydration as the warriors go back to school.

Some warriors were helped with cash to offset medical bills while a warrior benefited from start up cash to grow his business idea.

This has made it possible for us to be able to reach over 500 warriors since we started this project in July 2020.

This is an ongoing project and the wish is that with continuous financial support to buy these essential medicines, we will be able to reach even more warriors across the country.

How many people have you impacted since your last update?

250

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honorine ngenwi1609833739
Nov 30, 2021
Nov 30, 2021

Hello sis that was so wonderful of you. Keep up the good work. You rock.
Much love

ARREY- ECHI
Nov 30, 2021
Nov 30, 2021

Thank you so much, dear Honorine. I sure will keep it going.

rebecca.tang
Nov 30, 2021
Nov 30, 2021

Thank you for sharing. The work you have done is great and can really help a lot of people. On one hand, the medicine can help a lot of people. On the other hand, they can learn new skills to support their live.
Please keep the great work on and help more people.
May Almighty God bless you, the one you have helped and those will need your help!

ARREY- ECHI
Nov 30, 2021
Nov 30, 2021

Dear Rebecca,
Thank you for the kind words and for reading through. You are right on with the summary. That is indeed the goal.

Hope you are doing well today

jomarieb.earth
Dec 14, 2021
Dec 14, 2021

Dearest Arrey,
These sisters with sickle cell really are warriors. The name warriors is so befitting of their strife to survive this incredible challenge. Your efforts along with your comrades make their soldiering possible to wage war against an incredible foe. They are armed to win, one battle at a time. You and your comrades should be honored with medals of commendation. But somehow I know that the satisfaction of all the efforts put forth are priceless awards/rewards beyond measure. Bravo sister! Bravo sisters!
Massive applauds and hugs...JoMarie

ARREY- ECHI
Dec 18, 2021
Dec 18, 2021

Dearest JoMarie,
Thank you again for these beautiful words.

You are right, these groups and I are right are indeed warriors and yes, the joy that comes to mind when I see the satisfaction crown!

Thank you for the compliment too. We keep on working while doing our best.

You are right, the medals are we have are seeing our stories motivating others.

Thank you again. We all stay winners.

Love and light.