One of the dreaded complications of sickle cell disease happens when sickle-shaped red blood cells cause large amounts of blood to pool in the spleen. It happened to Karson George of Canton in August 2019, when he was 9 months old. Normal red blood cells are round and flexible, allowing them to flow easily through […]
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 […]
Kamryn’s sickle cell disease doesn’t keep her from celebrating a year of firsts
With bright eyes and a contagious smile, Kamryn Logan makes living with sickle cell disease look easy, but her mom knows managing the life-long disease won’t always be simple. “I did my research before we decided to go with Akron Children’s for Kamryn’s care,” said Kimisha Dowdell, Kamryn’s mom. “I wanted to make sure it […]