Dr. Lakiea Bailey is a hero in the sickle cell community who needs our support. She is a fighter and advocate for patients with sickle cell disease and has battled her own sickle cell disease since she was three. She’s endured countless hospitalizations, blood transfusions, and surgeries, and now she urgently needs a bone marrow transplant. Join us in supporting this sickle cell hero in her moment of need. Give and spread the word. https://gf.me/u/ynx4xy
Dr. Lakiea Bailey is a sickle cell disease advocate, educator and research scientist. She is also the founder of the Sickle Cell Community Consortium, an organization that helps sickle cell patients and their families find resources and pursue treatment education for the disease.
Diagnosed with sickle cell disease at age three, Dr. Bailey has devoted her life to becoming a passionate advocate for those living with rare diseases and is committed to serving as a voice of encouragement and empowerment within the sickle cell community
Despite the devastating symptoms of sickle cell, Dr. Bailey was determined to complete her educational goals, earning a Bachelor degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 2001 and a Doctorate degree in Molecular Hematology and Regenerative Medicine in 2012. During the course of her education, Dr. Bailey was named a Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Doctoral Scholar, was the recipient of multiple honors and awards, including the Fisher Scientific
At the completion of her doctorate training, Dr. Bailey founded and began working as the Executive Director of the Sickle Cell Community Consortium, a coordinated network of sickle cell community-based organizations (CBOs), patient and caregiver advocates, community partners and healthcare/research advisors. The Consortium functions as an organizing entity allowing this diverse group of stakeholders to identify, prioritize, develop and execute solutions for patient-identified needs and gaps within the sickle cell community.
Dr. Bailey is now in the fight of her life. A potentially life-saving bone marrow transplant may be the only way to save her now, and her friends, family, and colleagues are working tirelessly to make sure she has the funds she needs for her care. No amount is too small - please consider donating to Dr. Bailey's GoFundMe.com campaign today at https://www.gofundme.com/f/a-sickle-cell-hero-dr-lakiea-bailey.