Janet Chukwu has always been very passionate about sickle cell disease (SCD) advocacy, as her younger sister was born with the disease. Her family has been fairly active in the SCAGO community since she could remember, and this year (at the start of 2020), she decided to join the team.
Janet completed her undergraduate degree last spring, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and currently works as a registered nurse in a respiratory unit. Her passion for SCD advocacy goes beyond volunteering at SCAGO- she would oftentimes educate her peers and colleagues on the disease, whenever an opportunity to do so arises.
Janet is the outreach coordinator and also an integral part of the “Meet the Family” team which visits The Hospital for Sick Children to ensure families attending the SCD clinic know of SCAGO and available resources.
Janet’s goal is to one day, as a health care professional, devote herself to doing more research on treatments and a possible cure for SCD