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Child Life On Call: Parents of children with an illness or medical condition share their stories with a child life specialist

Sep 16, 2020

In this episode, Katie interviews Lisa, mom to Riley. Sweet Riley is a spunky and sweet two-year-old living with Sickle Cell Anemia. 

Lisa talks about how they knew it would be a possibility while she was pregnant due to the trait being passed down, but they had hoped and prayed to avoid it like they did with their first born, a son who is now nine years old.

She says that she can handle the frequent trips to the ER, but watching her daughter in pain is a feeling no mother should have to experience. Lisa attributes prayer, family, and educating herself helps her cope with the realities of her daughter's condition.

If you'd like to follow along with Lisa, you can find her on Instagram at @thelisasykes.

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