Ericka Talley is a single mother fighting cancer. Raising four children on her own, she can use all the help she can get – and one of the most welcome helpers in her life is Allison Lantz, an Akron Children’s Hospital nurse practitioner in Warren City Schools. The 45-year-old mom found herself in and out […]
Local teen celebrates high school milestones while living with sickle cell disease
Dazuan Kidd isn’t unlike other 18-year-olds who recently attended their proms and high school graduations. What makes this recent Kenmore-Garfield High School grad different is he lives with a painful genetic condition called sickle cell disease. Sickle cell disease is a red blood cell disorder that causes red blood cells to become misshapen or “sickled” […]
Kamryn continues to show sickle cell disease who’s boss.
In the fall or 2020, we introduced you to Kamryn who was hoping to celebrate her first birthday and first anniversary of no pain episodes due to her sickle cell disease. On Sickle Cell Awareness Day, we’re happy to report she was able to celebrate both! While COVID-19 kept many of us from doing ordinary things, it […]