Meet Our Warrior: Sara

“My name is Sara Giannelli.  I am one out of 9 children and I have Sickle Beta Thalassemia.  While it isn’t Sickle Cell Anemia it is a variant of SS.  Living with Sickle Beta Thalassemia has had its ups and downs but I’ve never let it stop me from doing anything.  I know most peopleContinue reading “Meet Our Warrior: Sara”

It’s A Family Affair

I’ve asked each of our immediate family to share their own words about how Braden having sickle cell disease impacts them.  Here are thoughts from one of his big sisters…..   I love these pictures of me and my baby brother. These are hands down my favorites for many reasons. When I left for collegeContinue reading “It’s A Family Affair”

Why Are You Smiling?

Not too long ago, my son and I participated in a fundraiser for our local children’s hospital.  We arrived for our portion of the event a little early and proceeded to check in to let the organizers know that we were there.  I recalled greeting several people with a smile on our way to theContinue reading “Why Are You Smiling?”

Our Inaugural Event

Our first event, Braden’s 12th Birthday Bash & Blood Drive, was a success!  We are so thankful for the support of our B Strong Team, volunteers, family and friends, our event partners: the American Red Cross and the Richland County Recreation Commission, sponsors, supporters, our community and of course our B Strong Sickle Cell Warriors! Continue reading “Our Inaugural Event”