The June 4, 2019 issue of Sickle Cell Anemia News features Kiarra Roseburgh, the National Child Ambassador for the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc. It also covers the 6th Annual Walk with the Stars event that took place on June 22, 2019.
Robert and Tanique Mitchell still remember the moment they found out that their granddaughter, Kiarra Roseburgh, would be born with sickle cell disease (SCD).
“We realized that we needed to prepare, and we made two goals as a family: to provide emotional support for Kiarra and to empower ourselves as caregivers,” said Tanique Mitchell, explaining that her daughter and the daughter’s boyfriend had learned through prenatal testing that they both carried the mutation which causes SCD. “Our emotions are secondary to supporting Kiarra, who is a blessing.”