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Race for Our Kids Stories: Cimone Vaughan

Race for Our Kids Stories: Cimone Vaughan

Be inspired by the stories of the youngsters who’ve benefited from the care offered by the Herman & Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital. Then join us at the 10th annual Race for Our Kids on Sunday, September 21. Cimone Vaughan, “queen of all wild things” was born on May 17, 2012. At the age of only six weeks she was diagnosed with Sickle Cell Anemia Hemoglobin Type S. The diagnosis was heart-wrenching to Cimone’s parents, Nikia and Charmon. They knew that having sickle cell disease means a lifelong battle with health problems and it can cause, pain, infections, anemia, and stroke. With outstanding care from the hematology doctors at the Herman & Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai, Dr. Wiley and Dr. Fixler, the Vaughn family was given optimism about Cimone’s prognosis. The doctors suggested early treatment which included daily antibiotics from two months to five years of age to help prevent ... … Read entire article »

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