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ADVANCE FOR MONDAY OCT. 5 - In this Sept. 23, 2015 photo, Ryan Jackson, left, practices his nightly reading homework with his brother Richard Jackson, center, and mother Raven White at their home in Wake Village, Texas. At 9 years old, Ryan Jackson has already experienced some of the most difficult moments life has to offer. When he was an infant, Ryan was diagnosed with sickle cell disease, a hereditary condition that leaves patients without enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen throughout the body. (Jerry Habraken/The Texarkana Gazette via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

ADVANCE FOR MONDAY OCT. 5 - In this Sept. 23, 2015 photo, Ryan Jackson, left, practices his nightly reading homework with his brother Richard Jackson, center, and mother Raven White at their home in Wake Village, Texas. At 9 years old, Ryan Jackson has already experienced some of the most difficult moments life has to offer. When he was an infant, Ryan was diagnosed with sickle cell disease, a hereditary condition that leaves patients without enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen throughout the body. (Jerry Habraken/The Texarkana Gazette via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

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