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"She went to urgent care, thinking it would be a quick visit, but doctors kept her in the hospital for 43 days because she had immune thrombocytopenia purpura (ITP) - a condition characterized by low levels of platelets, blood cells that prevents bleeding.

'This is a very serious condition,' she said. 'If you were to just slightly bump your head you can have internal bleeding.'

During that period of time, doctors performed a series of tests and treatments, including 50 blood transfusions, steroids, and a splenectomy, a procedure that removes the spleen."

- By Jaleesa Baulkman for  Photo courtesy of Emily Dumler.

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