Dropping the Beat on Sickle Cell Disease: Julian’s Story
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Sickle cell disease kept Julian Cann in and out of the hospital as a child and young adult. Then, he realized he could make a change. He improved his diet and exercise and found another outlet for his pain in music. Now an advocate for sickle cell awareness, Julian hasn’t had a hospital stay in 10 years. Learn his story in the fifth episode of “Ryan Shazier’s 50 Phenoms.” Read the full story here https://share.upmc.com/2020/01/julian-story-50ph/.

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