Pain-Less, a book about sickle cell anemia
Who is Anne Welsh?
Anne Welsh is an author, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.
She was born in Nigeria and emigrated to the United Kingdom when she was very young. She was diagnosed with sickle cell anemia at the age of four, and, after returning to live in her homeland while still a child, faced many of the problems that come with living with a life-threatening disease in a developing country.
Since returning to the UK in her late teens, and with the support of her family, Anne has created her own path to happiness through her academic studies and her career. After completing a degree in Accounting and Finance, Anne went on to achieve an MA in International Banking before starting her career in investment banking.
Arise Consult, her company
She now runs her own consultancy firm, specializing in business development in Africa and beyond. Anne is a tireless advocate for sickle cell disease and her memoir, Pain-less, was borne of her determination to raise awareness about the impact invisible diseases such as sickle cell can have on individuals, and also to give support and advice to other sufferers and their families. Having frequently battled with depression, Anne is all too aware of the difficulties faced by sufferers of life-threatening illnesses.
By writing this book, Anne is married with two children.