At the age of 3 months, Tyler Rountree was diagnosed with Sickle Cell Anemia which is a blood disorder that affects the red blood cells. As a result of the disease, he has been hospitalized several times. At the age of four, Tyler received a blood transfusion to help reverse the complications of a painful crisis. Tyler was also diagnosed with Avascular Necrosis of the hip in 2014. AVN is a condition where the lack of blood flow causes bone death. This is one of the complications of Sickle Cell Anemia. Tyler is a happy, loving child who loves to read, draw, and play sports.
Learn more about Sickle Cell Disease and what you can do to help.