Elvie Ingoli proved the doctors wrong

After receiving chemotherapy for Bone Marrow Transplant at the age of 6; and after receiving yet more chemo to treat an ensuing cancer at 13 …

#The doctors said she would NEVER get pregnant …..

#When she got pregnant, they said the pregnancy would ‘come down’ on its own …

This is the amazing story of Sickle Cell Warrior, Elvie Ingoli, President of the Germany-based sickle cell organization, Interessengemeinschaft Sichelzellkrankheit und Thalassämie e.V.

Born in Düsseldorf, Germany in 1984, Elvie Ingoli was diagnosed HbSS after a screaming episode of high fever and ‘yellow eyes’. She was just 3 months old. Two of her 11 siblings were also found with sickle cell anaemia.

Externally unobserved, the disease wrecked damage to the infant from within. By the time she was 6 years old, it was Bone Marrow Transplant – or else…


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