The Doctors May 27 2013 Recap
During The Doctors May 27 2013 episode, they discussed how a doctor with sickle cell anemia died because she tried to get pregnant. They also met a teacher who opened up about his son who is suffering from Joubert Syndrome.
The Doctors: Pregnant Doctor Suffering From Sickle Cell Anemia Dies
Dr. Rachel Ross stopped by the set of The Doctors to talk about her sister Rebekkah, a fellow doctor with sickle cell anemia. Dr. Ross told the story of how her sister died from pregnancy complications associated with sickle cell disease and how her sister tried to hide the disease despite the intense pain from the sickle cell anemia.
The Doctors: Sickle Cell Pregnancy Complications & Can You Pass It On?
The Doctors discussed the complications associated with sickle cell anemia, including not being able to use birth control and having very high risk pregnancies. Dr. Lisa Masterson also went over more problems associated with the disease.
The Doctors also talked with three brothers, one of whom suffers from sickle cell anemia, who wonders if they will pass the disease onto their children.
The Doctors: What Is Joubert Syndrome? Living With Joubert Syndrome
The Doctors had the pleasure of meeting Jeff Wright, a physics teacher, who opened up about the challenges of raising a child with Joubert Syndrome.
A physics teacher named Jeff Wright talked about the challenges he faced raising a child with Joubert Syndrome, a rare genetic brain malformation. He told the story of what it is like to raise a son with the disease.
The Doctors: Jeff Wright Joubert Syndrome & Home Depot Donation
The Doctors took time to explain exactly what Joubert Syndrome is and how it works. They also watched as Jeff Wright spoke to a former student who was greatly impacted by his class. The Doctors also had a huge surprise for Jeff before he went home. Click the link below to find out what the surprise was.