Meet some of our heroes: Anthony: Medical Hero

Delivering Hope…

Anthony P. is a postal carrier with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). He came to the NIH in with high hopes of one day living free of the disease. He underwent two stem cell transplants – the only possible cure – but both failed.  As he prepared for his third, he and his wife faced eviction because bills were mounting.  Friends at NIH stepped in and paid Anthony’s rent for three months.

“It took a huge weight off my shoulders,” he told us. Anthony says the support from Friends gave him peace of mind – with the financial burden lifted, he could focus on his treatment and healing.  Learn more…


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