Sickle Cell Disease Association of Tarrant County
Former LSU star Ryan Clark

In 2007, Ryan Clark’s name made its way around the sports world when the former LSU safety and then Pittsburgh Steeler was forced to undergo surgery to remove his spleen and gall bladder after a game in Denver.

Clark, who carries the Sickle Cell Trait, had a flare up following a game against the Broncos, caused by exerting himself at the high altitude at Mile High Stadium.

But Clark has since taken the opportunity to spread awareness not only about SCT but also about Sickle Cell Anemia.

“It’s so funny because I don’t even have Sickle Cell, I just have the trait, but when you talk to people about it, more people know because of that situation then any other,” Clark said during Ryan’s Run, a Walk/Run put on in partnership with the Baton Rouge Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation Saturday morning… Click here for complete story.

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