Adekunle Gold set to support charity foundations for children with sickle cell

Adekunle Gold says he plans to give to charities that support sickle cell youngsters after spending time with them.

The musician disclosed that he has sickle cell disease during a recent London event.

He disclosed that growing up and frequenting hospitals due to the illness had been a challenging experience.

Even though he frequently offers support to those who are dealing with it on his shows, he is aware that this is insufficient and has made the decision to work with a charity to assist young sickle cell patients.

According to him;

“It took me years to finally be able to share publicly that I was born with Sickle Cell. Over the last 2 years I have spoken about this disease during my performances but I realise that more needs to be done.
Every year over 100,000 children are born with Sickle Cell in Nigeria alone. Sickle Cell has no cure, it is highly under researched because it largely affects West Africans.
This weekend was very emotional for me, met children living with the disease, spoke with parents who are finding it hard to cope amidst the economic crisis in the country.

Thank you to @samiupdate and @sicklecellfoundationng for the work you are doing.

I am inspired by the touching stories and encounters I had last weekend and I want to ensure that all the independent organisations doing the vital work, outreach and research needed to fight Sickle Cell receive the resources and support that they desperately need.

To my Champions, if I can do it, you can do it too.


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