Next Level: Women's CVC Tee (#6610) - BCH Patient Designed Shirt — $20.00 ea.
Shirt design created by Beacon Children’s Hospital Patient, Sheriyah, age 13
*Proceeds from the sale of this shirt will go to Beacon Children’s Hospital*
Sheriyah explains what it’s like to have Sickle Cell Disease
“Sickle Cell is a blood disease, which makes my blood cells irregular. Instead of typical red blood cells, which are circular, mine are crescent shaped. The crescent shape causes the blood cells to get stuck in a big pile in one spot, which will cause areas of my body to swell and become painful. I can’t do certain things like go outside to play when it’s cold, be in a pool for too long, or overwork myself if it’s warm out because it triggers a pain crisis.”
Visits to Beacon Children’s Hospital Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic
Outside of managing her disease within her typical day to day activities, Sheriyah has required multiple hospitalizations as well as regular hospital visits for outpatient treatment. “This disease has caused me to be admitted to the hospital a number of times as well as receive blood transfusions every six weeks.”
Sheriyah visits Beacon Children’s Hospital pediatric hematology/oncology clinic for her sickle cell management. Despite the challenges that come with living with Sickle Cell disease, Sheriyah is a positive, driven, and creative 13 year old.
Sheriyah loves art and was thrilled to create a design for Sunburst Races
Sheriyah was excited to have the opportunity to design a t-shirt for Sunburst Races, as art is one of her passions. “I love everything about art. I enjoy using bright colors, and being able to create something from scratch.” Sheriyah regularly participates in art therapy services during her time at the hospital, and even had multiple paintings displayed in the most recent art therapy art show. Sheriyah chose to emphasize the overall theme of the sunburst race to create her own unique version of a “bursting sun.”
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Available until September 3, 2021 11:59pm EDT