At birth my son Jamel was diagnosed with Sickle Cell Anemia, a serious blood disorder that affects the red blood cells. Throughout the years my family and I experienced the usual rigors of doctor visits, hospital stays and bouts of low immunization issues. Many times I questioned why my son contracted this disease; but soon realized that much of what we experience in life is beyond our control. I started to focus on what I could do to make things better for my son and others affected by this disease.
It appeared that Sickle Cell Disease was the forgotten disease. There was little attention paid to this disease; which affects many ethnicities but mostly African-Americans and I wanted to change that.
It was my dream and desire to start a non-profit organization that would serve as a platform to educate, raise awareness and advocate for the advancements in Sickle Cell research. My dream was realized when I formed Lockhart-Morgan Foundation, a not for profit organization.
We invite you to join us as we raise awareness, educate and provide financial support to this worthy cause.
Lockhart Morgan Foundation