La'Shardae is the Project Director for the Region III Sickle Cell Project of Northwest Ohio located at the Neighborhood Health Association. She is an EMU alumni with a degree in Social Work and Communications. She is currently enrolled at Eastern Michigan University in the MSW program. She is a passionate advocate for those affected with sickle cell disease as she is also the mother of two young children with the disease. La'Shardae previously worked as a Parent/Patient – Certified Community Health Worker for the SCDAA Michigan Chapter in Detroit, Michigan under Dr. Wanda Whitten-Shurney. During her work experience with Dr. Shurney, she authored a children’s book entitled “What Dr. Shurney Taught Me”, written through the eyes of her three-year-old son to help educate and encourage children, siblings, and their caregivers La'Shardae Scott provides hemoglobinopathy counseling, education outreach services and school interventions for 11 counties of Northwest Ohio. She has restarted the local sickle cell support groups within the Toledo, OH community. She's apart of various health boards within these counties. On June 19, 2019 " World Sickle Cell Day" La'Shardae was given a proclamation from the Mayor's office of Toledo on her combat to sickle cell awareness.
LaShardae Scott is the true definition of a selfless leader. She advocates for individuals living with sickle cell disease. She empowers them and raise awareness throughout the community. LaShardae is also a mother of two sickle cell warriors. Her passion and advocacy is driven to force the community to step in and engage. — Eric
LaShardae is constantly advocating for patients rights. She's a leader for the city of Toledo. She provides hemoglobinopathy counseling. She has been an amazing listener and has been action driven. She has help multiple families feel empowered. She deserves this award. — Marley
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