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It doesn’t happen daily, but 11-year-old Billie Robinson experiences random pain. Sometimes it just goes from one part of his body to another.
At 9 years old, Jordan Dickey also endures pain. It flares up when it’s too hot or too cold outside and prevents him from playing with friends outside at recess.
When Robert Ward wakes up for class at Purdue University Fort Wayne, he feels a soreness in his knees. At 19 years old, he said the pain is starting to affect him more.
While all three look healthy from the outside, they’ve been battling sickle cell disease from an early age.
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