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Sickle and Me

Nearly 100,000 Americans suffer from a blood disorder called Sickle Cell Anemia, a painful disease that shortens life-expectancy. Sickle cells aren’t round – they’re shaped like a crescent moon and Radio Rookie Bree Person hates looking at them. Sometimes she hates talking about them, too – but she put together this report nevertheless.

Bree says she’s basically two people: Sickle Cell Bree is difficult, tired, and in pain. But Super Bree gets tired of being tired. She’s outgoing, ready to jump, ready to climb and “ready to be a boss,” Bree says. “That means someone who takes control of her life.”