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Man shares Sickle Cell struggle in personal film

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ATLANTA, Ga. - According to the CDC, 1 in 5,000 Americans suffer from Sickle Cell Anemia.

It's a blood disorder that prevents oxygen from getting to the limbs and organs.

The condition causes extreme pain, infection and often strokes, mostly affecting African Americans.  FOX 5 met one metro Atlanta man who has lived with sickle cell since birth.

He's now telling the story of his private nightmare in a very public way.

Click the video above to view his story.


Additional information:


https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/spilled-milk/x/8355508

http://www.facebook.com/spilledmilkdoc

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And here are some links for sickle cell anemia info:

http://www.sicklecelldisease.org/

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/sca/

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sickle-cell-anemia/basics/definition/con-20019348

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