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Halle’s Story (Lupus, Anemia)

Like many, my story begins with a series of symptoms that could be linked to a handful of average ailments: fatigue, body aches, swelling, and the occasional purple hands and feet. At 12 years old, your first instinct isn’t that you may be suffering from what would become a lifelong …

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Kinlee’s Story (Aplastic Anemia)

In 2010 our world was turned upside down when my four year old daughter Kinlee was diagnosed with SAA (severe aplastic anemia), a rare bone marrow diseases that depletes your red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. One day I noticed a lot of nose bleeds and bruising and …

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Ashley’s Story (Aplastic Anemia)

In November 2011, around Thanksgiving, I was sent straight to the hospital after my first blood test ever at age 13. My blood counts were very low, my platelets were three (normal is 140-450), my hemoglobin was less than eight (normal is 12-14), and my white blood was very low …

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Jenisa’s Story (Anemia)

My story begins when I was young. As a baby, I was hospitalized for failure to thrive. I had no clue what was waiting for me later.  Around the age of 13, I was tested for a rare disease called pernicious anemia. The reason that it’s so rare is because …

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