Siblings! We all have our opinions. Not everyone has that close unified bond with his or her brothers and/or sisters, but one thing is certain: If the connection is there, it’s a special one.
Just like the young sister trio who come together to help the youngest lil one who lives with aplastic anemia.
Aplastic anemia is a condition that occurs when the body stops producing enough new blood cells. It leaves a person feeling fatigued with a higher risk of infections and uncontrolled bleeding.
A rare and serious condition, aplastic anemia can develop at any age. It may occur suddenly, or it can occur slowly and get worse over a long period. Treatment for aplastic anemia may include medications, blood transfusions, or a stem cell transplant, also known as a bone marrow transplant.
That last part… the bone marrow transplant… that’s the tie between the young sister trio. To learn more how the sisters united during the family health crisis, watch this video.
As a child, I was more a referee than a big sister. With two younger brothers, I was usually the one stuck in between them in the back seat of our Mercury Colony Park, the unapologetically huge family station wagon.
Ironically, my brothers argued most when dressed in their Sunday best on our way to church.
In matching powder blue polyester suits with butterfly collars, the two would pick and fight and fight and pick the entire way to mass, and I was the buffer—the in between who was supposed to cushion their clashing and scraping. Oh, the love that grew between the three of us in those days speaks volumes for our relationship today.