DOZ Issue 43 May 2019 - Page 14

DOZ Show Preferred Guest MRS. FLORENCE AGBUGUI Interview by Eturuvie Erebor (AKA Gabriella) Mrs. Florence Agbugui is our DOZ Show Preferred Guest for this issue of DOZ Magazine. Incidentally, she is also my maternal aunt. Several years ago, her daughter Amanosi, who was born with the sickle cell disease, underwent a bone marrow transplant to treat the condition. The bone marrow donor was none other than Amanosi’s younger brother who was 11 at the time and although apprehensive desired to help his sister live a life free of the pain that comes with sickle cell anaemia. In this interview, Mrs. Agbugui shares with us her daughter’s victory over the sickle cell disease and what it means for her as a mother. She also shares how her family established Amanosi’s 5k Victory Walk / Run, which holds in July every year, to create awareness and raise funds to help others with sickle cell anaemia. If you or anyone you know has SCD, then you want to read this interview. Be inspired! DOZ Magazine | May 2019 14