T.J. Brown has spoken at more than forty events as a motivational and health/wellness speaker. He is a sickle cell survivor, as a child he was told he wouldn’t live to see 14 and that he would not be able to have kids. He is 26 years old now with a happy healthy two year old son. Most people with his illness have a lifetime of pain and suffering. T.J. lost his spleen at two and his gallbladder at 19. He also spreads the word through poetry, art, music, collaborations, and participating/hosting events.
T.J. Brown is currently a health and wellness public speaker/Health guide and Founder of Sickle Cell Natural Wellness Group Inc. (SCNWG), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in August 2010. The mission of SCNWG is to support health advocacy and build global awareness for Sickle Cell Anemia. Our dedication is to better the lives of those living with Sickle Cell Anemia and the Sickle Cell trait through education and healthy lifestyle choices. SCNWG reaches out not only to people with sickle cell but also others living with life threatening diseases with the simple fact that proper nutrition can result in a healthier lifestyle. The group gives back by visiting churches, homes, schools & hospitals delivering health foods, wellness supplies and holistic wisdom
IG & Twitter: TJ_saysnatural
Featured on the local TBN program “Joy in our town.” 2010
An Abstract entitled “Sickle Cell & The natural Wellness Initiative” got accepted by The SCDAA & is available on their website. 2013
Awarded 2013 Sickle Cell Advocate of the Year by; Sickle Cell 101. 2014
Presented at the Indianapolis Martin County Sickle Cell Conference about Sickle cell & the Natural Wellness Initiative. 2014