Minnesota Paper Details Thalassemia Patient’s Quest to Become Nurse
May 20, 2013 – We like to make people aware of articles or stories about thalassemia that appear in newspapers or in other media. On May 18, the Pioneer Press ran one that focuses on Trinayani Christiansen, a 24-year-old thalassemia patient who was adopted from India as a child and has lived in the United States most of her life.
Unlike most stories involving people with thalassemia, the fact that she has a blood disorder is secondary in the story; the main focus is on her determination to become a nurse and how she is hitting a wall in her efforts due to red tape. You can read her story from the Pioneer Press here.
We also ran another post about Trinayani recently, in which she talks about her experiences at last year’s Patient~Family Conference. You can read that post here.