Zambia Team

Mary Sondashi

Mary Sondashi is a passionate individual ready to support people living with sickle cell disease. Mary has a sickle cell trait and she ensured that she had her husband tested when they started having a family. Because the husband does not carry this gene, it means that her children are not a risk of carrying sickle cell disease. She will however ensure that her children are tested for the gene to know their sickle cell status. Having a niece who had sickle cell disease Mary has experienced first hand the effects of living with sickle cell disease. Mary was Mary was on numerous times caring for her niece during hospital admissions and so she is here to advocate for people affected by this disease. Mary is currently studying for the Bachelors degree in accounting. In her spare time, she loves watching movies, travelling and listening to music.