Nicklaus Children’s patients, doctors reunite at Hialeah event

HIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) - It was a celebration of life at the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Reunion, Sunday.

The event brought together patients and doctors for a day of fun at Action Town Florida in Hialeah.

Many of those in attendance endured treatment and extended hospital stays at the hospital’s Sickle Cell Comprehensive Center. “This is a great opportunity to meet other families and individuals who go through similar things that you have to endure on a daily basis,” said Lawanda Bragg, whose daughter suffers from sickle cell disease. “It’s just important to know that you’re not by yourself and have the support of, not only the hospital, but other people as well.”

Sickle cell disease is a chronic blood disorder that affects red blood cells. It can cause pain, anemia, fatigue, pneumonia and other serious complications.

September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month.

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