Four-year-old Addison loves being outside, reading, putting puzzles together, playing with jewelry and spending time with her little brother. She also has aplastic anemia, a bone marrow disorder that inhibits blood cell production. Her white blood cells are at a count so low that even a small infection or cold could be fatal.
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A 10 year old Ricky Martinez from Orange County, was diagnosed with a rare condition that could only be cured with a bone marrow transplant. But doctors saved Ricky through an equally rare procedure using his own umbilical cord blood that his mom had donated when he was born.