MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/PRESIDENT
We have recently celebrated the beauty of the birth of Our Lord, Jesus Christ. The Bible gives us a limited picture of His birth and insight into His growth, development, and adult life. It seems so very short.
Well, that is how fast life seems to pass as we age. The assets we have received, with our faults and flaws, are all blessings from Christ. With these, our self-love and faith, we progress through life, often without much insight or gratitude. As we age, our faith, love of God and self, and gratitude will strengthen.
At this time the world is faced with the forces of a vicious virus. Many families have had tragedies due to this tremendous force. SCANCA, INC. family has also been directly affected as one of our members and her family were attacked. Let us all remember what the educators, medical personnel and scientists are teaching us. Do listen! Protect yourself, family and the community. Remember, if you are affected by any type of sickle cell disease, you are at a greater risk.
Stop at frequent intervals and be thankful for the blessings you have received and the strength that has allowed you to get through life. COUNT ALL OF YOUR BLESSINGS daily and you will see that they outnumber the downside. Our flaws may often be our greatest blessings that give us stronger faith to go on. Focus on the positive, that is the beauty of life.
God bless you all. Thank you for your continual support of our Sickle Cell Community through the Sickle Cell Association of the National Capital Area, Inc. (SCANCA, INC.)
Iola Y. Williams, RN