JAYJ Foundation organized a Sickle Cell Virtual Symposium on World Sickle Cell Day - June 19th. The panelists included Dr. Ofelia Alvarez, Dr. Thomas Harrington, Dr. Ted Kaplan and Bob Downey along with 3 Sickle Cell Warriors, Shyann Mogene, Chris Joseph and Lex Theodore.
Join us on June 19th, World Sickle Cell Awareness Day, and helps us "SHINE THE LIGHT" on Sickle Cell Disease. Sickle Cell Disease affects approximately 100,000 Americans. SCD occurs among about 1 out of every 365 Blacks and 1 in 13 Black babies is born with Sickle Cell Trait.
I lost 3 brothers in Haiti to this disease and my only daughter also has it but is thriving.
1600 children are diagnosed each year with Sickle Cell in Haiti and most of them do not live past the age of 5 because the most effective treatment, PENICILLIN is not available in Haiti. Let us all put a stop to this madness by joining and supporting JAYJ Foundation Haiti Sickle Cell Initiative.
In early May 2020, "GRANDE RIVIERE DEBOUT EN ACTION" provided much-needed education, awareness and supplies to the Grande Riviere and neighboring communities in St. Louis du Sud, Haiti to combat against the deadly Coronavirus pandemic thus saving many lives. This team was led by Dr. Lerlande Dorval. JAYJ Foundation congratulates the entire team for this important initiative which will save lives. JAYJ Foundation looks forward to partnering with this group in future projects.
December 1, 2019 – West Palm Beach, Florida - After careful deliberations and assessments, it is with deep sadness and much regret we announce that due to the continuous political unrest and insecurity in Haiti, JAYJ Foundation’s Medical Mission to St. Louis du Sud, Haiti in early December 2019 is postponed.
Palm Beach Post - November 13, 2019 - West Palm Beach Woman Fighting Sickle Cell... Click on link below to read the entire article.
JAYJ Foundation Founder and President, Valentine Joseph, gave an unprecedented interview with MITAN KAFOU about her upbringing, family, struggles, JAYJ Foundation and her native country, Haiti.
Valentine Joseph, Founder and President of JAYJ Foundation was honored by the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida on September 27th, and awarded the 2017 Volunteer Leadership Award for her dedication, commitment and service to the Foundation during the past 12 years. Valentine has granted over 50+ wishes, mostly to Haitian kids battling life-threatening diseases in South Florida and Haiti.
We are looking for volunteers to join us for our next Medical Mission trip in St. Louis du Sud in December 2019. If interested, please use the contact form below and we will be in contact with you with more detailed information. Or you can send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.