Cameron explains what sickle cell is and how he deals with the pain.

Sickle cell disease is an inherited disorder in which red blood cells (RBCs) are abnormally shaped. This abnormality can result in painful episodes, serious infections, chronic anemia, and damage to body organs.

These complications can, however, vary from person to person depending on the type of sickle cell disease each has. Some people are relatively healthy and others are hospitalized frequently.

But thanks to advancements in early diagnosis and treatment, most kids born with this disorder grow up to live relatively healthy and productive lives.

The Coping Cart at Norton Children’s Hospital is designed to help ease children’s stress and anxiety.

 

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2 Comments

  • thanks so much Cameron! You are a wise kid.

    Lisa

  • Jo Ann Orr 4 years ago

    Cameron:

    I had to write and tell you how proud I am of you for all you do to encourage others with sickle cell. I work with the Sickle Cell Association of Kentuckiana in Louisville, KY. We have a number of kids we support with special events and financial support to help the families get through. I hope you may get the opportunity to come see us one day. You know, September is Sickle Cell Month and we will be having a 5K walk/run on the 8th and a gala on the 29th of Sept. Would love to have you and the family attend. contact me at orrja@yahoo.com or (502)767-2260. Let me know if I can be of any help to you.

    Jo Ann