Kid Captain is a partnership between Children’s of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels to salute pediatric patients. Their inspirational stories remind us just how truly courageous these young people are.

This week’s Children’s of Mississippi Kid Captain is Christopher Stamps.

Chris was born with sickle cell anemia, a hereditary blood disorder characterized by irregularly-shaped red blood cells. The condition can cause a number of health problems. In fact, at just two years of age, Chris suffered a stroke. He also required blood transfusions every three to four weeks for several years.

At Children’s of Mississippi, Chris had access to a procedure available only to a small percentage of people suffering from sickle cell anemia. He underwent a transplant procedure using younger brother Cameron’s cord blood and bone marrow. The transplant was successful, allowing Chris’s own body to produce healthy red blood cells.

Since recovering from the transplant, Chris has enjoyed playing his favorite sports, soccer and baseball. He also loves dinosaurs and dogs…and his little brother, of course.

Have fun at Saturday’s game, Chris! Your friends at Children’s of Mississippi are cheering for you!

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