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My Friend Jen

About The Book Series

My Friend Jen is the award winning series of children’s books about sickle cell. The series is written by Jenica Leah with the aim to promote sickle cell education and awareness. It also hopes to give young children with sickle cell peace of mind and confidence about their condition. The series is a great tool for creating a better understanding of sickle cell.

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About Jenica Leah

The Motivation Behind My Friend Jen

Jenica Leah was born with sickle cell anaemia and has overcome many complications that can come with it, including a stroke and avascular necrosis, which led to her needing a hip replacement at just 25.


Jenica now manages her condition well with fewer complications because she understands how her sickle cell affects her. She believes that her experience growing up with sickle cell could have been different if she understood her condition.

Jenica hopes to change this for children growing up with sickle cell today because her book series is one of a kind.

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