Ariel, a very strong little girl, was diagnosed with sickle cell disease shortly after her birth in 2006. She underwent an allogeneic bone marrow transplant in August of 2011 when she was four years old. One of her little brothers was her donor. While Ariel was hospitalized, her mother stayed with her at the transplant center over two hours away, while her dad cared for her two brothers back home. Ariel’s family teamed up with the Bone Marrow & Cancer Foundation to collect donations for help with expenses associated with the transplant. Ariel is now doing well and is cured of sickle cell disease. She has been excelling at school and sports since her transplant.