Kanden Wilson, who has been battling sickle cell anemia since birth, is set to undergo a bone marrow transplant on October 30 in the hopes of finding a cure for his condition. Sickle cell anemia is a blood disorder that causes red blood cells to become misshapen and break down, resulting in severe pain crises. These crises force Wilson and his mother to spend extended periods in the hospital, which comes with significant financial burdens.
Wilson’s mother had to leave her job to attend to her son’s medical needs, as he requires multiple doctor’s appointments per week. The family is hopeful that the bone marrow transplant will be successful and that Wilson can live a sickle cell-free life. Wilson’s mother encourages other parents to advocate for their children’s needs and emphasizes the importance of using one’s voice to seek the necessary support and information.
To assist the Wilson family with living expenses before and after the surgery, a GoFundMe campaign has been set up. The family hopes that sharing Kanden Wilson’s story will inspire other parents to be proactive advocates for their children’s health