An Unbreakable Twin Bond Helped My Son Become Sickle Cell Free

Sickle cell disease is severely underfunded and lacks the visibility that other chronic illnesses have.

SOURCE: Aflac Incorporated


When my son, Sawyer, was diagnosed with sickle cell disease (SCD), I was in denial. My husband and I tragically lost twins a year before I became pregnant with Sawyer and his twin, Saxton.

I asked Sawyer’s pediatrician where she would take her baby for care and she directed us to the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

We quickly booked Sawyer’s s first appointment when he was one month old. I immediately thought, “Aflac, like the duck? I had no idea how involved Aflac already was in the sickle cell community and how much they would become a part of our family's journey.

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Tweet me: When Shea Guillory's son, Sawyer, was diagnosed with #SickleCell, they were directed to the @Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at @childrensatl where he received a lifesaving bone marrow transplant from his twin brother.

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