Today's episode is about creativity and making things by hand, such as jewelry, woodworking, doll houses, and more. Listen as Mia Interviews LaShaunta McAllister, a Sickle Cell warrior who believes crafting is her joy! She spoke with Mia about finding creativity even while sick in the hospital.
Mia's creative guest today is LaShaunta McAllister.
LaShaunta McAllister is a wife, mom, and Sickle Cell Warrior. Born in Albany Ga and raised in Dekalb County Lithonia, Ga, she is the middle child of three. Throughout her life, LaShaunta thought she had Sickle Cell Hb SS, but recently, doctors informed her that she has Hb Beta Thalassemia.
Mrs. McAllister is a mother of three children. Her son JeShaun is nine years old. Her princess Jalee'ah is eight years old, and her baby daughter Iyana is three years old. Each child has the Sickle Trait. Jalee'ah has Sickle Cell Trait Alpha Thalassemia, also known as Bart's Disease. Growing up, Mrs. McAllister didn't have an active social life, nor was she close to her family. So she experienced a lot of her sickle cell complications alone. After becoming a mother, her children became the light of her life. Crafting has always been her favorite pastime to escape to.
Today's episode is about creativity and making things by hand, such as jewelry, wood-working, creating a doll house, and more. To view pictures of some of LaShaunta McAllister's artwork, please visit our VitaminSC3 instagram page.
The next episode of the Vitamin SC3 Podcast drops on Monday
What is Vitamin SC3?
The Vitamin SC3 podcast is a new sickle cell-centered podcast. The podcast will share various sickle cell stories made up of 4 different segments: The Creative Elixir with Mia Robinson, Caring is Giving with Elle Cole, Essential RX hosted by Dr. Lametra Scott, and Self-care is Healthcare hosted by Dr. Marjorie Brewer. Each theme will give you more insights into the real lives of sickle cell Warriors and their families. You will learn why we are bonded by blood with shared life experiences.
The information shared on the Vitamin SC3 Podcast is for informational or educational purposes only and does not substitute professional medical advice or consultations with healthcare professionals.
The podcast is powered by the Sickle Cell Community Consortium, founded by Dr. Lakeia Bailey.