- Support the cause
The 30th annual sickle cell anemia telethon will air from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday on Fox 44. The telethon is sponsored by the Central Texas Sickle Cell Association. Donations will help provide services and support to those suffering from the disease.
Residents can drop off donations and learn more about sickle cell anemia from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Shilo Inn, 3701 S. W.S. Young Drive in Killeen, or Fox 44 Studio, 8803 Woodway Drive in Waco, donate online at www.centexsicklecell.org/donate.html or call the number on the screen during the telethon.
Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2013 4:30 am
Posted on Jan 26, 2013
When Robert Davis Jr. died from a spleen explosion, the 18-month-old’s friends and family wanted to do something to raise awareness of his illness.
Davis suffered from an infection, which turned fatal because of his sickle cell anemia — a genetic disorder that causes the body to make abnormally-shaped red blood cells that can block blood flow.
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Saturday, January 26, 2013 4:30 am.