About Us

A NOTE FROM OUR PRESIDENT

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“My mom, Lydia Smith, and my aunt both suffer from sickle cell. Seeing their pain has changed my life and has given me purpose – to do my best to alleviate the suffering of others with sickle cell.”

Mr. Robert L. Mackey

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OUR HISTORY

June 2011 – Robert Mackey founded the Lydia Smith Sickle Cell Foundation.

December 2012 – The Lydia Smith Sickle Cell Foundation partners with the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System (UIH).

October 2013 – LSSCF.& UIH creates the Lydia Smith Patient Assistance Fund for Sickle Cell.

January 2014 – UIH recognizes LSSCF and the Lydia Smith Patient Assistance Fund for helping hundreds of families within the hospital.

October 2014 – LSSCF partners with
Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago.

March 2015 – LSSCF partners with the American Red Cross and National Kidney Foundation of Illinois to hold blood drives and screenings in the Chicagoland area.


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