Former CEO & Founder,
Social Media Manager,
Sickle Cell Community Consortium
Dallas, Texas, United States
Shamonica Wiggins is a 30-year-old sickle cell warrior and a native of Dallas, TX. Although she has sickle cell SS, which is commonly referred to as the most critical form of the illness, she rarely allows it to get in the way of her chasing her dreams. This is evident in the work she did as creator and former CEO of the non-profit organization, #BoldLipsForSickleCell.
Shamonica was awarded the 2018 National Sickle Cell Advocate of the Year by Sickle Cell 101. Ms. Wiggins is a trailblazer in the sickle cell community and strives to be a voice of one, speaking for many. When she’s not busy fulfilling her passion of spreading sickle cell awareness you can find her on the sidelines of the soccer field cheering on her 8-year-old daughter Roree. Shamonica prides herself as a mother and her daughter is a big reason why she refuses to give up. She hopes that her advocacy work leads to a big breakthrough for the sickle cell community and she’s not going to stop being a voice for her people until she see the changes that sickle cell warriors so desperately need.