Dominique Friend is True survivor in every way possible. Although she suffers from three chronic illnesses, Although she suffers from three chronic illnesses, Dominique is an activist and a published author. Dominique has captured the essence of her daily struggles with the
unpredictability and pain of Sickle Cell Disease in her autobiography, SICKLE, A Story of Pain,
Purpose and Perseverance. Dominique’s story was written in another book entitled Uncommon
Challenges; Shared Journeys. She has become an activist who is raising awareness of Sickle
Cell Disease and advocating for improved treatment for people living with Sickle Cell Disease.
She is the founder of the Sickle International Family Coalition, an international network of
families, individuals and organizations.