This Is What Brave and Kind Parents of SCID Kids Look Like

Kudos and congratulations to TV station, KCRA 3 for heading up a special blood drive! They put the spotlight on J.J. and Carson Huish, twin boys who have Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID)—and their parents, Erin and Will!

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Bravo, Erin and Will Huish for spreading the word about SCID and the importance of blood donation! Source: KCRA 3

The boys live with one of the worst inherited immune system disorders and are so fortunate to have heroic parents, a great healthcare team—and a bunch of blood plasma donors—thanks to KCRA 3 looking out for them!

Normally, the immune system protects the body from life-threatening viruses and bacteria. People who have SCID can’t fight off these foreign invaders because of a defect in their immune systems, which leaves them vulnerable. Because of the advances in medical technology and science, doctors can now treat SCID patients with blood plasma products.

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Giving blood is more important than you might think–especially to people with SCID!

What really touched me is learning that the boys’ mother, Erin actually donated her own bone marrow when the boys were just five months old, which ain’t for sissies.

In the TV spot, you can see just how fierce their mother is! She’s one tough cookie!  You gotta love a tough mother who’s got a big heart!

If you’d like to donate blood to help J.J. and Carson—or kids in your area—please contact the American Red Cross. Your blood donation will save lives and keep families together. It’s easy. The average blood donation takes just a little over an hour and you can donate every month.

Give the gift of life!

Alisha Stone

Alisha Stone

Alisha Stone has a BA in psychology and is dedicated to improving the lives of others living with chronic illnesses.

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