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OUR MISSION

Founded 2021

Our mission is to serve and educate everyone outside of the predicted 100,000 Americans and 1.2 million Global citizens living with sickle cell disease . Sickle cell anemia was discovered in 1987 and since then the condition has been nicknamed "the invisible killer".

 

We will change the narrative, together.

 Together we aim to connect with local sickle cell chapters, local healthcare, and local educational institutions to help sickle cell anemia patients take part in an open dialogue instead of being treated as closed book .

 

Many young children, teens, and adults with sickle cell anemia suffer silently. Due to the lacking resources around sickle cell research.

 

Disease knows no color, sickle cell anemia affects many segments of the population. 

 

Sickle cell anemia is documented at a significantly higher rate in African American communities to date.

 

So our family decided to do something, to become the change we need to see.

 

If the narrative won’t change, we will join the community that want to make it change. Not just for ourselves, or for our children but for all the generations who have come before and are to come after us.

 

There’s no need to go through life thinking you are alone.

We are stronger together than we are apart. We want to unite those who suffer from sickle cell anemia disease in any form that includes the beta thalassemia family and trait carriers with families inside or outside of the sickle diagnosis.

 

You are more than a diagnosis, it may be apart of who you are but it will never be all you are, you were born a warrior, let us help you step into who you are.

 
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WELCOME TO THE BEGINNING OF AGAPE ROOTS FOUNDATION

At Agape Roots Foundation we believe in faith, unity, and action. We’re raising funds and promoting initiatives to serve the people who need us most. We believe in taking action with urgency in order to raise public awareness about Sickle Cell Anemia in all forms and the pressing issues individuals diagnosed with the trait and disease face in today’s society. Join us by supporting our efforts to make a measurable difference in the lives of others.

Fashion For A Cause: Raising Awareness For Sickle Cell Disease
Features From IG: Agape.Gabe 

Gabriel is a young warrior whose parents were inspired by his love for getting dressed up!

The family aims to inform others of the real life impact of sickle cell anemia, while raising awareness.

They have since created a instagram page show casing his mini GQ toddler fashion, and have since been features in Ivy Magazine Publication as well as Small Stars Magazine Publication.

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MISSION BEHIND AGAPE ROOTS              FOUNDATION 

Agape Roots Foundation knows that our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly through the actions of our initiatives.

Agape Roots Foundation Incorporated was founded in 2021. 

Agape is the origination of Gods unyielding Love towards all of humanity. Agape Roots gained its name based on its mission of being an extension of Gods love towards those who suffer the effects of sickle cell anemia.


Roots is synonymous with the durability of those with sickle cell anemia. They go through the unimaginable on a daily basis and still live full lives.


You were born with all you needed inside of you to be a warrior. Nothing real, worth having, and long lasting ever came easy.


Never be afraid to share your God given light with others, your flame will never diminish by helping others realize theirs.


It’s to our beloved son that we leave this legacy.

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CHANGE THE 
NARRATIVE

Bringing Change

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GARDEN OF HOPE

This virtual community garden serves as a marker of Hope for all those with SSD, support someone with SSD, or has lost someone to SSD. 

Request your own personalized spot in our garden and become a part of our Tribe.

At Agape Roots Foundation, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in connecting those with Sickle Cell Anemia to adequate resources.  We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.

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HELP YOUR NEIGHBOR

Helping The Sickle Cell Community With Leading Research on Plant Based Vitamins and Nutrition.

With this initiative, our goal is to promote better health for those in need.


With access to the right resources both medicinal and holistic , people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence in taking control of their own health.


 Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.

Give Below to help provide health kits for Children, Teens, Adults, and Elders  living with SSD in any form.

TREATMENT FUND

Reinforcing our Commitment to Support One another. 

Provide for One Another and Give Love to Our Neighbors

With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with the challenge of Life long treatment costs for those with Sickle Cell Anemia. 


This Chronic Condition causes bouts of pain and potential organ damage or failure. 

With education, proper treatment, access to herbal remedies, and proper nutrition, it is possible for those with Sickle Cell Anemia to live a healthy life.

 Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause.

"I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me."

Philippians 4:13

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ABOUT

Agape root is a nonprofit organization founded in 2021. This organization was Founded by The Brown Purchas Family after their son was diagnosed with a form of sickle cell anemia.

All the proceeds received will be donated to advancing the cause of sickle cell research and supporting individuals and their families. 

OUR STORY

We Walk by Faith and Not by Sight

Previously our knowledge of Sickle cell Anemia extended only as far as the occasional stories we’d hear in passing from others in the Caribbean and African American community. As they told tale of the illness being something that caused the carrier tremendous amounts of pain and sometimes landed them in the hospital for weeks.


That was all we knew and like many others we didn’t concentrate on what that would mean for ourselves or others.


That is until we had our first child, after our first pediatrician visit resulted in retaking a state new born screening test.


As first time parents we were caught off guard and completely unaware when we received the phone call from our family pediatrician who hurried to personally call us before the state hematology and oncology offices would be scheduled to dial us for an appointment.


When we first heard the news our son was 1 week old, and my husband and I both burst into tears. The hospital experience, the extra tests, the doctors appointments, and lack of sleep had taken us to the brink, and receiving the news that our son was born with a chronic genetic condition had drained us.


After a few tears, phone calls, doctors visits, lots of prayer, and an abundance of hugs and kisses. We got our act together.


Now that we knew the result we had to find out what this meant!


Research and information about Sickle Cell Anemia is not as televised, publicized or given the support and spotlight as other well funded and researched chronic illnesses, diseases and conditions that effect other segments of the population.

Although Sickle Cell Anemia can result in many missed days of school, and work, it is not given the description of a disability. 


Those who suffer, are often not seen.  


Sickle cell anemia is one of the first documented genetic disorders. While research is being conducted there is still limited options offered clinically for managing or potentially curing the condition.


Our faith is built not on the things we can see, but by the unseen hands that have created the things which are seen.

We built the foundation for our fight for the sickle cell community in all forms on this premise.

We will Take Action, group together, advocate, promote, and edify - Agape .

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