In Prov 29:18 we are reminded that, "Where there is no vision, the people perish..." I can't think of a more appropriate precept relevant for the SCD Community than this. I'm talking to those affected directly and indirectly by SCD. Why? because, we're already aware of SCD. We're dealing with its effects on a daily basis. Yet again scripture reminds us that even in this state we can look for help; Psalm 121:1 states (in my paraphrased version) "...from whence cometh my help? My help cometh from the Lord!
So what does this inspirational scripture have to do with the webinar alluded to in the title?
Well, the SCD Community Forum is a series of events involving the stakeholders of sickle cell disease: Patients, Caregivers, Advocates, Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and importantly the Faith Based Organizations (FBOs). On May 9th at 7pm EST a Webinar will be held to provide current information from a panel of experts on various topics as well as take live online questions.
The FBO role in the SCD community is foundational. Their mission includes outreach to those afflicted by malady and mistrust. Yet often, the needs of SCD patients and caregivers can be overwhelming. So this Forum series includes a special charge to the FBO to be more effective to their SCD community, particularly beyond the walls of the institution. Go to the link above (or copy and paste it into your web browser) to register for this free webinar and please share with other members of our extended community.