Austin has sickle cell, a disease in which the red blood cells created in the bone marrow produce an abnormal form of hemoglobin. These blood cells are crescent shaped and have a difficult time passing through the body’s blood vessels to reach the body’s tissues. Those suffering with this disease experience severe episodes of pain and eventual organ damage; they are also at high risk for stroke and cardiac arrest. For his pain crises, Austin must endure IV treatments.
This adorable little guy enjoyed a much needed break away from his worries for a precious while on his exciting trip to Disney World. .Austin’s adventure took him all over the Orlando area where hobnobbed with his favorite Disney characters in person and rode roller coasters! He even got to star in a pirate show with his family!