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Patient Stories
Real Life patient Stories

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Nadir

Nadir

Nadir is a curious, helpful kindergartner who loves to color, watch football and bug his 16-year-old sister. His mother, Heather, takes joy in watching him grow and in knowing he has a bright future. Nadir has sickle cell disease. He will face challenges, but his mom knows he will have help at every step from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia...

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Tahirah

Tahirah

When Tahirah Austin puts on her CHOP employee badge every morning, she feels lucky: at 25, she already has her dream job. A graduate of Neumann University with a degree in biology, Austin works for CHOP’s Research Institute, where she helps guide patient families through research studies on sickle cell disease...

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