Keeping Kids Healthy: Children With Hemophilia
Daniel’s parents wanted him to have a normal life. But when he started bleeding uncontrollably one day when he was just a baby, they learned they had a special problem on their hands. It was hemophilia, a genetic disease that prevents blood from clotting normally. Daniel would require special care and protection to keep him safe. A simple bump on the head, or a scrape – something that would hardly slow down a normal child – could be a crisis for him. But there’s new hope for Daniel and other children with this blood disease. In this program you’ll learn about new medical science that’s helping hemophiliac children; and you’ll see how a young man can begin to “grow up” – despite the challenges of the disease – and live an independent, happy life.
Daniel Sebastian – Hemophilia Patient, Age 9 Shirley Sebastian – Daniel’s Mom William Slayton, MD – Pediatric Hematologist; Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology/Oncology Program at University of Florida, Gainesville.
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