Patients in the News

CAF Board Exec Maria Hadjidemetriou Represents Thalassemia Community in Maybelline Campaign

CAF Board Exec Maria Hadjidemetriou stars in Maybelline's "We Speak" diversity campaign.

When Maybelline, the iconic beauty brand behind Maria’s first blush, invited her to star in their “We Speak” disability pride campaign, she seized the opportunity to become the very thing she longed to see as a child—a model proudly representing the thalassemia community.

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Story on Nicholas Jannetti Featured in Italian America Magazine

April 30, 2021 – A big thank you to our incredible friends at Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America (OSDIA) for the beautiful story in the current Italian America Magazine on Nicholas Jannetti.  Nicholas was born with thalassemia but recently underwent a curative transplantation  and the article talks about his and his family’s […]

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CAF Celebrates International Thalassemia Day

May 8, 2020 – International Thalassemia Day is commemorated each May 8th in order to raise awareness about thalassemia. On this very special day for our community, we pause to remember our friends who are no longer with us. We also celebrate all patients who are trying to live their best lives while managing the […]

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Navdeep Singh Selected for 2018 CAF-ApoPharma Distinguished Scholar Award

June 20, 2019 – The Cooley’s Anemia Foundation is proud to announce Navdeep Singh as the 2018 CAF-ApoPharma Distinguished Scholar Award recipient.  The award is in the amount of $20,000 and is presented to individuals with a clinically significant form of thalassemia who live in the United States and are pursuing postgraduate doctoral level studies […]

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6-Year-Old Daniela Interviewed for Fox News

March 29, 2019 – CAF is so proud of Daniela Ciriello, who at only 6 years old is doing so much to raise awareness about thalassemia. Daniela has the blood disorder beta thalassemia major and must receive blood transfusions every three weeks to survive. But she doesn’t let her thalassemia stop her from dreaming and […]

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