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New Kent 6-year-old returns to school after bone marrow transplant, health issues

New Kent 6-year-old returns to school after bone marrow transplant, health issues

New Kent first grader Paisley Heath, who suffers from a rare genetic anemia and underwent a bone marrow transplant last year, finally returned to school after being home-schooled for more than a year.

Paisley, 6, was able to return to George Watkins Elementary School after winter break on Jan. 3. The last time Paisley was at school was in December 2017, according to her mother Suzi Heath.

“She did not go to school during any of 2018,” Heath said. “She was either homebound learning or learning at the hospital.”

Paisley was diagnosed with diamond blackfan anemia when she was 13 months old and underwent a bone marrow transplant this past February. She had health...

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