Benefitting a World-class Sickle Cell Program

Children with sickle cell disease can experience excruciating pain and repeated visits to the Emergency Department, and have a high risk of stroke and an average life expectancy of only 50 years. The 2018 Daisy Days campaign benefitted sickle cell research and patient care at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where a large and comprehensive program offers all the specialty services these patients need. Our researchers are on the cusp of a history-making breakthrough: a revolutionary cure for people living with the disease — and for those diagnosed while still in the womb. With your help, we can transform lives.

A Quest for Knowledge

Twelve-year-old Caylin is a budding scientist who loves comparing numbers, gathering data and experimenting. Her current quest is to create the perfect slime — finding just the right texture and color — for optimal fun. Caylin’s passion for science stems from her own experience: she has sickle cell disease and has been treated since birth at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Meet Caylin

Caylin smiling playing in fountain