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She made it through two years of treatment for a cure… Grateful!

June 10, 2011


I am happy I found this video. This is what I want for Madison and every child with this disease. Two years is a long time and the journey was not an easy one but, seeing this beautiful young lady now, lets me know every test, probe, chemotherapy, all the time away from school, friends […]

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Sickle cell and the best day ever!

June 1, 2011


At 5:00 am I woke up naturally. No alarm clock needed. It was the 23rd of May and all was right with the world. I knew because before I opened my eyes, I took an assessment of my body and there was no pain or even the slightest discomfort. So, I start to question my […]

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Bowling FUNdraiser!!!

April 5, 2011

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Bowl for a cure. Bowl for Madison. Come out to Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park on Friday, April 15 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and join me and Madison for some bowling and FUNdraising. This is the Madison Holland Foundation’s inaugural fundraiser, and we can’t wait to start raising money for a cure for sickle […]

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Alcohol may be beneficial for Sickle cell patients

April 1, 2011

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Dr. James Levenson, MD is conducting a study called the Piscies Project. In the study he talks about alcohol use in sickle cell patients. He found that among those in the study, 30% abused alcohol but, and here’s the kicker, they had no more pain episodes than those not abusing alcohol. The 30% were no […]

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A lifetime of pain and organ failure

February 23, 2011

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When there’s nothing you can do to soothe a child screaming in pain, your heart aches and you feel powerless. Imagine your childs hand looking like this. He’s in pain. Mom feels helpless. She knows exactly where it hurts, but no amount of kisses can make it better. What should you do? She cries because […]

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Did you forget about me?

February 18, 2011


Do you know over 800,000 children are born with sickle cell anemia each year? Some require receiving a blood transfusion every three weeks. Can you imagine that? We are trying to do as much as we can to change the outcome. We need your support. You can donate time, money, or even share information about […]

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