My mom, Eloise Lewis, legacy is not the typical sickle cell story. She lived with Sickle Cell Anemia SC disease for 78 years, with few symptoms and little need for treatment until later in life. Her story is uncommon because many who suffer from this life threatening illness deal with many health challenges including chronic pain, organ deterioration, compromised immune system, stroke, and more. Most individuals have a life expectancy of only about 40-45 years and their quality is massively effected by this disease. But there is hope! Because of ongoing research, there have been some major advancements in medicine and treatment that have had a huge impact on the lives of those living with Sickle Cell. So in loving memory of my mom, our family would like to raise funds to help further this research and to advance the much needed education and resources around this disease. Your donation will help to support other sickle cell patients and their families as they navigate this historical yet misunderstood disease.