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Tag: Sickle Cell Anemia
“The kids got everything they wanted” Wish Kids Jermyriya, Jerziyah and Jaylen were all diagnosed shortly after birth with sickle cell anemia, an inherited disorder that causes the red blood cells to become crescent shaped. The disease prevents blood from flowing easily throughout the body and can cause severe life-threatening complications. All three siblings suffer […]
“Ja’Von experiences pain every day” Diagnosed after birth with sickle cell anemia, experiencing daily pain is just one symptom that Wish Kid Ja’Von battles. His life-threatening condition causes the blood cells to become crescent shaped, which can then slow or block blood flow and oxygen throughout the body. The hereditary blood disorder can lead to […]
“The wish captured what Alexis really likes” Alexis was diagnosed before birth with sickle cell anemia, a blood disorder that causes red blood cells to take on a crescent shape and block blood flow. This can cause pain, organ damage, and increased risk of infection. Alexis was constantly in and out of hospitals as a […]
“Jamie was the star of Valdosta” In 2002, Wish Kid Jamie started experiencing flu-like symptoms and felt sick all the time. After many tests were conducted, she was diagnosed with sickle-cell anemia, a condition in which her blood has a lower than normal number of red blood cells. Sickle cell anemia is an inherited disorder […]
Name: Jovan Age: 15 State: DC Jovan was born with a blood disorder called sickle cell anemia that causes irregularly shaped red blood cells to form. This decreases the amount of oxygen that is delivered to the body’s tissues and causes an interruption in healthy blood flow. Both of these effects create chronic pain crises […]