19 Days 19 Stories – Part 3

A series of stories for creating awareness on Sickle Cell Disease

June 19th – World Sickle Cell Day 2021

NASCO is presenting 19 stories,  a story every day from June 1st to June 19th to spread awareness.

This Part 3 contains stories of Day 7,8, & 9

Day 7

7th story of NASCO’s  “ 19 days,19 dreams “

Young #SickleCell Disease (SCD) Warrior Sushant, from Sundargarh district, Odisha is a blogger & mobile app developer. Sushant is currently pursuing his post-graduation (PG) in spite of multiple challenges. #HealthForAll

Day 8

8th story of NASCO’s  “ 19 days,19 dreams “

Ritesh Nayak, Oral #Cancer survivor, #SickleCell Disease (SCD) warrior & teacher of a primary school , started Sickle Cell Welfare Society, Chhattisgarh. An inspiring & motivational story of a community leader. 

Day 9

9th story of NASCO’s  “ 19 days,19 dreams “

Story of a young SCD (woman) warrior from India!

Diagnosed with #SickleCell Disease (SCD) at 9 yrs. For the past 10 yrs,admitted to hospital 3-4 times EVERY YEAR. Due to avascular necrosis (AVN),underwent Hip Joint Replacement surgery at 21


About National Alliance of Sickle Cell Organisations (NASCO)

National Alliance of Sickle Cell Organizations (NASCO) is India’s first voluntary, non-profit, national organization constituted by patient advocate groups (PAGs) to educate and empower Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) patients and caregivers.

NASCO mission is to increase awareness in the general public about SCD and advocate for better quality of life for SCD patients.

NASCO is a consortium of like-minded patient organizations across the country with a mission to support people living with Sickle Cell Disease.

National Alliance is also a member of National Council of Sickle Cell Disease formed under aegis of Ministry of Tribal Affairs and FICCI.

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