These Sisters With Sickle Cell Had Devastating — and Preventable — Strokes

Kyra and Kami never got a simple test that could have protected them. Their story exemplifies the failure to care for people with the disease, most of whom are Black.,

Kyra, left, and Kami Crawford, of San Antonio, are both living with sickle cell, a common complication of which is stroke.
Kyra, left, and Kami Crawford, of San Antonio, are both living with sickle cell, a common complication of which is stroke.

These Sisters With Sickle Cell Had Devastating — and Preventable — Strokes

Kyra and Kami never got a simple test that could have protected them. Their story exemplifies the failure to care for people with the disease, most of whom are Black.

Kyra, left, and Kami Crawford, of San Antonio, are both living with sickle cell, a common complication of which is stroke.Credit…

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