"Grey's Anatomy," put a spotlight on Sickle Cell Anemia. In all of her Black girl magic, actress Jerrika Hinton brought with her a spotlight for an invisible illness that affects millions of Blacks all over the world but goes largely unrecognized in every way, from visibility and awareness to local and federal funding.
I am convinced that stem cell research means we Baby Boomers will be the last generation to have to watch our parents die of Alzheimer's or watch our children die prematurely of sickle cell disease. Proposition 71 set this research in motion. Now we have to make sure this research keeps moving forward.