It started out with a cold, then pneumonia crept into Madison Overstreet’s lungs.
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Facts and figures about sickle cell disease:
There are several types of sickle cell disease. The most common are: sickle cell anemia, Sickle-Hemoglobin C Disease, Sickle Beta-Plus Thalassemia and Sickle Beta-Zero Thalassemia.
When both parents have the sickle cell trait, they have a one-in-four chance of having a child with sickle cell disease with each pregnancy.
An estimated 100,000 people have sickle cell disease in the U.S.; 3 million carry the sickle cell trait
*Sickle Cell Disease Association of America