7-Year-Old Boy with Sickle Cell Recovers from COVID-19: “Keep the Faith”

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Those with sickle cell suffer from episodes of sudden and severe pain, known as pain crises. It’s usually excruciating pain in both adults and children.

But if that’s not enough, those with sickle cell also have to deal with issues surrounding this coronavirus sweeping through the nation. With nearly 1,000,000 positive cases, COVID-19 has been disproportionately affecting the African American community and exposing health disparities we’ve known for years. In states all over the nation, reports of African Americans dying more than any other racial group of COVID-19.

But one 7-year-old boy who has sickle cell and was stricken with COVID-19, has recovered.