Boy, Born June 2008
Sickle cell anemia (Hemoglobin S-C)
This happy little guy was abandoned at about 2 years of age. When he arrived at the orphanage, he was very sick and malnourished. He could not walk and could barely sit up because he was so weak. He has now been living in an orphanage for 3 years. Although he was slow to speak and to walk, he is now speaking a little, is walking, and catching up with peers.