Three-year-old Nyla and 6-year-old Blake, have sickle cell.
"It can cripple [my children]. They can not walk if it's in their leg area. They can't walk on it," said mother Angela Ballentine.
Dr. Winfred Wang, the head of Hematology at St. Jude led the drug trial from Memphis.
From ages nine to 18 months, 193 children in 13 hositals took part; 20 were St. Jude patients. Doctors gave half of the patients Hydroxyurea while the other half took a placebo.
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