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Lea Kilenga

Founder, 10003 Warrior Project

Lea is still learning. On this adventurous life, she has scaled great heights and has overcome numerous obstacles of health and mind. Lea’s story: “Six months ago, just after graduating from university, I felt a deep sense of responsibility towards something I tried to ignore for quite some time now. Well, you see, fortunately and/or unfortunately, I came into this world with something in my genes called Sickle Cell Disease. I always thought I wielded great power because of the numerous times I overcame the disease’s attempt on my life. The greatest test to this so-called ‘power’ came when I realized that the person I was waiting for to do something around Sickle Cell Disease in Kenya was me. It meant taking responsibility and giving it my all. At first, I was afraid, and I still am most of the time. However this deep desire I now have to create change around Sickle Cell is what gets me up every morning. Six months ago, I initiated the 10003 Warrior Project to create a better environment for the next generation of Sickle Cell Warriors. ” Through her various enterprises and social creations, such as photo, she is birthing a better world for the next generation.

 

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