Lily, a 4-year-old Caucasian female
    Lily has a medical condition called iron deficiency anemia.   This means she does not have enough iron in her body to keep her healthy.   Considering her age being so young she is in a high risk group for iron deficiency anemia.   Everybody needs to drink some sort of milk, whether it is from milkshakes, or even chocolate milk.   Artificial fruit punch will not help her iron deficiency.   The red blood cells are from Hemoglobin.   This will make sure oxygen gets through the body.   When someone has an iron deficiency they do not have as many red blood cells.   Some of Lily’s problem is not having enough money to buy the proper foods that Lily needs to keep her healthy.   Proper foods tend to cost more money.   Some causes for iron deficiency is blood loss, not enough iron in someone’s diet, a problem absorbing iron, and pregnancy.   There are symptoms to look for when it comes to iron deficiency anemia and those are complaining of being tired, looking pale skin, not feeling hungry, shortness of breath, headaches, and feeling weak.   This disease can be prevented by making sure the child eats more green vegetables, fruits, raisins.   Foods that are high in iron are red meat, egg yolks, dried fruit, grain cereals, oysters, turkey and chicken giblets, beans, soybeans, liver and artichokes.   Some children are picky which makes it much harder for the parents to help this situation.  
Davon is a 5-year-old African American male
    Davon is entering kindergarten and Davon’s mother would like her son to be tested for the sickle trait because she has it. Sickle cell is inherited, Davon was tested and found out he has Thrombocytopenia.   This means he has a low blood platelet count.   “Platelets stop blood loss by clumping and forming plugs in blood vessel holes.”   Thrombocytopenia usually shows up as leukemia or as an immune deficiency, or as a medication effect.   April 6, 2012, 1998-2013 Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research.