How a Family’s Persistence Led to Their Son’s Successful Sickle Cell Treatment—With the Help of My Special Aflac Duck

The birth of rainbow babies Sawyer and Saxton made Guillorys ecstatically happy, but a plot twist was quickly introduced to their happily ever after. One of the twins, Sawyer, was diagnosed with sickle cell disease (SCD), a hereditary blood disorder that affects one out of every 365 Black or African American births in the United States, just weeks after he was born. Here they share their journey.