OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) - Lauryn Gaines' smile and laughter is contagious. The 17-year-old is preparing for her first prom, but behind the laughter is pain. Gaines has sickle cell anemia.
She spends a week at a time, twice a month at UCSF Children's Hospital in Oakland. The staff is throwing their pediatric patients a prom to ease the pain and for a sense of normalcy.Read more