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New App Supports Children With Sickle Cell


Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity in conjunction with The Burdett Trust for Nursing and multi-media charity Twin Vision has funded a project to launch Little George and the Dragon, a brightly illustrated, free picture book and app that supports understanding of Sickle Cell.

The Little George and the Dragon app and book have been created to explain Sickle Cell to children aged five to ten, in a gentle, humorous way. Families can pay a visit to Waggle Avenue, where Little George learns how to manage his pain during a crisis, with help from his Mum and his friend Dragon along the way. The app and book were inspired by children at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital including 13-year-old George (see photo) who has had Sickle Cell since birth.