In April of 2011 I was contacted at my home by a member of the Huismann Sickle Cell Foundation, Mrs Sandra Rouse. She told me that they knew my husband and that I was a Sickle Cell patient. She took out the checkbook and wrote a timely check to me. We talked for quite a while and she invited me to be the keynote speaker for the annual banquet and I accepted. After the banquet I felt like I had known them forever and I had developed a true admiration for the work they do in the community. Later I was invited to a fine dining and recreation event for a few of the patients but was unable to attend. Recently, after hearing that I had been under the weather the Huismann Foundation brought another donation to my family. I never expected anything like that but I am appreciative of their kindness.