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Signature Grand

6900 Florida 84

Davie, FL 33317

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Join your fellow Life Changers in celebrating Patience with Patients of America Inc. A Patient Advocacy Organization dedicated to serving chronic illness patients. This event will be Gala honoring individuals with Sickle Cell Anemia and the dedication of healthcare providers around the world. Mark your calendars and tell a friend the “2017” PWP Life Changers Gala in collaboration with Shak’s Hope will be the place to be Saturday October 21st 2017 at the Signature Grande in Davie, Florida.

PWP Life Changer’s Gala is the launch and celebration of Patience With Patients of America Inc. (PWP) is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) advocacy organization formed to bridge the gap for chronic illness patients. Our mission is to enact change in the lives of individuals coping with the disease and the disease process. Too long have we sat back and allow the disease to control our lives, it’s time for us to take control of the disease. We are committed to the patients and the cause, so that precious lives are not wasted. Identifying the greatest needs, some of which are education of the disease and disease process, support, resources, and lack of self-advocacy we have developed a concept for change.

In South Florida, thousands of sickle cell patients and their providers struggle with the complexity of this disease. Individuals with Sickle Cell Anemia most often have trouble understanding the management of this disease and have poor relationships with their healthcare provider. The disconnect brings about anxiety, fear, and mistrust resulting in mismanagement. With proper education and support we hope to bring about effective communication between patients and their provider

Our organization was established by a patient for patients who understand the everyday struggle and not having the proper access to advocate, educate, empower, and navigate. We are the voice of each patient through advocacy. PWP’s goal is to forge a new way of thinking and create an environment for all patients and healthcare providers alike to be on one accord with fighting the obstacles to coping with chronic illness and its complexities.

What is a Life Changer and why we are honoring them?

Life-Changers are men and women who answer a call to serve individuals who struggle on a daily basis with life threating illnesses. They devote their lives to providing assistance to all in need of support and guidance, which results in impacting the lives of others specifically those living in South Florida.


  • Martin County
  • West Palm Beach
  • Broward County
  • Miami-Dade County
  • Monroe County

*Honoring SCD patients and the many Life Changers who impact their lives.

Life Changers are……...

• Hematologist SCD Speaker

-Dr. Graham Searjent MD (The Sickle Cell Trust, University of the West Indies Mona Campus (Jamaica W.I)

-Dr. Thomas Harrington MD (Hematologist/University of Miami)

•SCD Patient Advocate Speaker

-Ms. Melanie Grant / Founder (Patience With Patients Inc.)

- Surprise Celebrity Sickle Cell Advocate

- The McCourty Tackle Sickle Cell Twins (Tentative)

•Sickle Cell Speakers

-Ms. Nadera Derosir (Patient)

-TJ Brown (Sickle Cell Wellness Advocate)

•Live Performances

- Eugene Gray and Band

- Morgan Heritage (Tentative)

- Dean Fraser (Tenative)

- And More …..


•Mini-Theater Play (Hospital Reenactment)

•Formal Dinner

•SCD Bag Giveaways

•SCD Patient Spotlight

-Teonna Woolford

•Raffle for Prizes

SCD and PWP:

The Advocacy Program creates an avenue for sickle cell patients to take charge of their care like never before. PWP has made it possible for patients to have support from highly trained Patient Advocates that understand the healthcare field, identify with patients through experience based knowledge and consult with the organizations recourse center. The Patience With Patients Resource Center is comprised with licensed professionals in the healthcare field that can assist sickle cell clients, navigate their care and implement successful management plans.

The Life Changer’s Gala will be a formal Black Tie Affair, fully catered, open bar, live musical performances by A-list celebrities , keynote speakers, exclusive live art and high-end items for auction, DJ performances, theater reenactment, giveaways, raffles, various vendors and much more!

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