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Nyiah, born November 6, 2005, was diagnosed with Sickle Cell Anemia. In August of 2009, Nyiah suffered a stroke that affected both sides of her brain and left her with some residual paralysis.  She was treated and diagnosed with Moya Moya Disease a thinning and separation of the blood vessels in the brain.  Control of this disease requires the implanting of a double lumen port, which makes it possible for Nyiah to receive monthly Transfusion/Apheresis treatments. Now, Nyiah faces a new battle.  With all her treatments and the many rounds of chemotherapy sessions she must have, to ultimately save her life, she needs a bone marrow transplant.

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