Amazing words for a parent to hear!

Hello Friends, “I think we can safely say Dixon is cured,” Dr. John Tisdale recently told Dixon’s father, Leonard. What amazing words for a parent to hear from his son’s doctor! 17-year-old Dixon is one the young brave patients, treated in an experimental study at the National Institutes of Health, that Friends of Patients at […]

Friends’ Night Out Honors Patients and Researchers

From Nov 2017 Newsletter… It was a party with a mission at Friends of Patients at the NIH’s recent annual Gala in Bethesda. Patients and researchers were the guests of honor. Seventeen-year-old Dixon, who has Sickle Cell Disease, and his father, Leonard, both from Uganda, were featured in a video describing how his illness can […]

Dr. John Tisdale Researches Lifesaving Cures for Sickle Cell Disease

“Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) causes immense suffering in patients.  When you see a patient in (sickle cell) crisis, you just want to do something.” John Tisdale, M.D. is a physician scientist who has spent his career working with Sickle Cell Disease. Rather than simply focus on seeing patients, Dr. Tisdale splits his time between the lab and seeing patients. […]

May 2017 Newsletter

Friends at NIH  Helps Deliver Hope Anthony P. is a postal carrier. So he  knows  that old saying -“neither rain, nor  sleet, nor gloom of night” – as well as anyone. Unfortunately, Anthony has an illness that can painfully keep him from his appointed rounds and put his life on hold. Anthony has Sickle Cell […]

December 2016 Newsletter

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This month: Meet some of our heroes, Dixon: Medical Hero, NETE – Sandeep Somaiya and Jolly Vasani Committed to Friends and NIH Patients, Talking Music and Science with Yo-Yo Ma

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