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As some of you know, my youngest son Ryan is in a constant battle with his body. He gained a blood disorder through family genes called Hereditary spherocytosis. This disease causes a percentage of his red blood cells to be odd shaped but still healthy, in turn, his spleen detects them as being a foreign object and destroys them. This is obviously bad... Now, in most humans, this disorder or disease only affects a tiny percentage of the bodies red blood cells. In Ryan's case, it's close to 1/2 his red blood cells. Overall this causes his spleen to destroy...

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