Meet Javon

Meet Javon

One Chicago-area mom who has been impacted by sickle cell disease is Shakara Gross. She and her 15-year-old son, Javon, who was born with SCD, spend about 100 days a year in the hospital. For the past 3 years, Javon has received monthly blood transfusions at UIC Medical Center to keep the disease in check.

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Baby Charlotte’s Story

Baby Charlotte’s Story

Life is precious and when faced with medical challenges it is the love and care of others that provide the blood that ultimately saves lives. 

Charlotte’s mother, Sophia, while on hospital bedrest due to her high-risk pregnancy, underwent frequent ultrasounds. One ultrasound detected possible bleeding within her unborn baby’s brain. An emergency C-section delivery was performed […]