NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – In recognition of Sickle Cell Disease Month, several musicians got together in Nashville Sunday night for a benefit concert.
The event was called ‘Sing for Sickle Cell,’ and it was held at the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University. The owner of PK Williams Enterprises, who sponsored the event, has a daughter with the sickle cell trait.
Stroke, organ failure and not to mention excruciating pain can all be caused by the disease. Health care providers spoke about the disease and it’s effects on patients.
“Basically you’re having your blood palettes flow through your veins. They are circular, but for people who have sickle cell disease they are more like a crescent moon. So, when they flow through the blood they start to back up and it causes them to have crisis, and have pain in their arms and legs. They have a lot of pain,” said Patrycya Williams of PK Williams.
The event raised money for The Sickle Cell Foundation of Tennessee. To donate or learn more about the disease, click here.