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About My Friend Jen

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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.


Jenica Leah

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 lead 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.

“I am dedicated to educating people and spreading more awareness of the sickle cell condition. There is no reason why the future generation should have the same struggles I did, growing up with this invisible illness.”

Sickle Cell Education & Awareness Created By Us

SEA by My Friend Jen

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Our Community Interest

Sickle Cell Education & Awareness (SEA) by My Friend Jen has been set up for the benefit of the sickle cell community; that is those living with sickle cell and those who are impacted directly or indirectly by sickle cell. Our main purpose is to create and deliver Sickle Cell educational resources, programmes and events in UK and worldwide.

Our vision:

  • To have a society where people living with sickle cell feel confident about navigating life with their condition.
  • For people living with sickle cell to feel accepted and understood by their wider community, no matter where they are in the world.