Dima Hendricks

Patient Leader

At just 6 month old, Dima Hendricks was diagnosed with Sickle Cell Anemia (SS). Since a very young age, Dima advocated for herself and others living with sickle cell disease. Throughout the years, she has facilitated health workshops and participated in panel discussions. In 2018, she started a T-Shirt fundraiser to supplement her income during treatments. While interacting with other patients with chronic illness, she noticed there was a greater need within the community. There was a greater need for advocacy, awareness, and place to share thoughts and perspectives. With this in mind, Dima's fundraiser became a movement to help patients #ThroughThePain. Check out the video: https://youtu.be/ByMHaQyk4uY

Location

Brockton, MA

Nominations

Rookie of the Year Best in Show: Instagram Patient Leader Hero
Dima Hendricks

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