Arelys Feliz

Miami, FL

Sickle Cell Disease

“My name is Arelys Feliz, I’m 29 years old, and I live in Miami, FL, where I work in the health care field. I have a two-year-old boy and a baby on the way. On the outside, I look healthy and well –– a working mom who loves her family, loves to dance, and loves music. But I also have sickle cell disease. How is it possible that we’ve finally come up with a cure for sickle cell — but drug industry greed threatens to make it inaccessible to people who have the disease? Sicklers are typically middle-to-lower class and will definitely not be able to afford a treatment that runs into the millions.”

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