Southfield (CW50) – On this week’s STREET BEAT, Amyre Makupson helps to spread awareness about Sickle Cell Disease that is affecting over 100,000 people in the United States. First, she speaks with Dr. Wanda Whitten-Shurney to educate us on what Sickle Cell Disease is.

Dr. Wanda Whitten-Shurney of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Michigan Chapter, with Street Beat Host Amyre Makupson (Credit: Logan Tesmer/CW50)

Then, we hear about the services and programs that the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Michigan Chapter offers.

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Dr. Wanda Whitten-Shurney of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Michigan Chapter (Credit: Logan Tesmer/CW50)

Next, Terri Lee, Founder of the I See You Awards, and Dr. Whitten-Shurney update us about the upcoming events helping to promote awareness of Sickle Cell Disease.

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Terri Lee from the I see You Awards, and Dr. Wanda Whitten-Shurney of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Michigan Chapter (Credit: Logan Tesmer/CW50)

And lastly, we hear first-hand from Versetta Brown-Eaddy on what it is like to live with Sickle Cell Disease.

Watch her web exclusive as she sticks around to tell Amyre more about her day to day life with Sickle Cell.

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