Kellyn George, founder of the Sickle Cell Cares Foundation in Dominica is among 60 exceptional young people from the Commonwealth in London this week.
Kellyn was on Monday June 22nd awarded one of the Queen’s Young Leaders by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II herself.
Kellyn and the others are being recognised by the Queen for taking the lead in transforming the lives of others and making a lasting difference in their communities.
Before receiving the award at the Buckingham Palace, the young leaders met with the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron as well as executives of Twitter and the BBC World Service.
The 60 young leaders will take part in a residential development programme which includes workshops at Cambridge University, meetings with UK business leaders and visits to social action projects.
Kellyn was born with sickle cell anaemia and has endured many health complications. Her decision to establish the Sickle Cell Cares Foundation is based on a desire to raise awareness and help others manage their healthcare.
Just last week her foundation donated a blood refrigerator to the PMH Blood Bank to ensure that blood is readily available for both sickle cell patients and others.
Kellyn’s philosophy is to take every moment and every challenge as it comes.