Skyla Rippy

Prayers for Skyla

Skyla-Rippy-2Meet Skyla Rippy from Rutherfordton, NC – Skyla suffers from Diamond-Blackfan Anemia. DBA is a rare blood disorder, characterized by a failure of the bone marrow (the center of the bone where blood cells are made) to produce red blood cells. This failure causes DBA patients to become severely anemic. Skyla has lived with this debilitating condition since infancy.

Skyla’s treatments consist of regular blood transfusions and corticosteroid medication. If she can’t maintain her red cell count, a risky bone marrow transplant may be required. Skyla depends on her neighbors, friends, and family to donate blood to help provide the red blood cells she needs to survive. She posts regularly on facebook asking blood donors for help.