Sep 23, 2020
A native of Nigeria, Ade Adeyokunnu emigrated with his family as a child and grew up in Maryland. Currently living in the Philadelphia area (and a newlywed!), he’s been passionate about sickle cell disease advocacy for as long as he can remember — perhaps because both he and his younger sister, Bukky, both live with the diagnosis. It’s what drove him to create SikCell, the first online community for people living with sickle cell disease, in 2009. When living with what can feel like an isolating and often-misunderstood chronic condition, Ade firmly believes that building a support network of people who understand what you’re going through is crucial to long-term quality of life.
Tune in as Ade shares: