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Radio Rookies: Teen Probes His Childhood Illness

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Radio Rookies: Teen Probes His Childhood Illness

Radio Rookies: Teen Probes His Childhood Illness

Radio Rookies: Teen Probes His Childhood Illness

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Queens resident Edward Llanos contracted aplastic anemia when he was 12. He is now a high school senior. Miguel Macias hide caption

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Miguel Macias

At age 12, Edward Llanos contracted a potentially fatal blood disorder called aplastic anemia. Fortunately, one of his brothers was a match for a bone marrow transplant.

Now, a healthy 18-year-old Edward interviews his family about his illness and discovers that his parents and brothers still feel its effects.