Discovery Channel’s new series, First In Human, follows four patients with serious illnesses as they arrive at the National Institute of Health to undergo experimental treatments that they hope will cure them.
The docuseries will be narrated by Emmy and Golden Globe winner Jim Parsons, who recently spoke about the show on Jimmy Kimmel Live. “It’s the most beautiful, moving thing in the world and it’s such important work,” the actor told Kimmel.
One of the patients who will be featured on the show is Deidra Williams, who was gravely ill from sickle-cell ailment when she arrived at Building 10 of the National Institute of Health campus.
Read on to learn more about Deidra Williams.
1. She Had Sickle Cell Anemia
Deidra suffered from sickle cell anemia, which is a red blood cell disorder. The condition occurs when there aren’t enough healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout the body. The disorder put Deidra in constant pain and made it difficult for her to to walk from her bed to the bathroom.
2. She Is Now Free of the Disease After a Stem Cell Transplant
In November 2015, Deidra underwent a stem cell transplant. …read more
Source:: Heavy.com – Entertainment