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Growing up with sickle cell disease (SCD) may be invisible but often affects an individual’s relationships, access to health services, social and emotional independence and may bring with it the sense of stigma for oneself and family. Adults with SCD and their family may display social delays, isolation, denial or feelings of being different. Stigma is often defined as a mark of shame, disgrace, disease, or abnormality (Goffman, 1963). The goal for adulthood is to overcome this characteristic of being discounted and to achieve self-acceptance and a place in society. That’s why RHIF was established to Advocate and sensitize Ugandans to embrace the cause and accept all those affected with sickle cell . The reason to join the race to fight against sickle cell disease in Uganda.