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Today’s Faces of Sickle Cell Disease: Tosin Ola


During a long hospitalization in 2005, Tosin Ola went on a search for a sickle cell blog – something that could connect her to others like her. A practicing nurse then, she couldn’t find what she needed, so she started her own, and it became so wildly popular that two years later, Ola launched the Sickle Cell Warriors website, a portal of information for sickle cell patients, families, and health professionals.

She also started a Facebook page – now with nearly 21,000 members – all while working on a dual degree in nursing and business administration and raising two boys. Her activism around building community has garnered Ola national attention and endless kudos.

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