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FSU Coach's Son Has Deadly Disease

All the attention on Florida State University head football coach Jimbo Fisher and Monday night’s National Championship win is secondary to his 8-year-old son's affliction with a rare blood disease, his wife tells the Palm Beach Post. Candi Fisher said the family would give up all of their success if it meant Ethan Fisher no longer lived with Fanconi anemia, a genetic condition diagnosed only about a couple dozen of times each year. The Fishers have started a foundation to raise money for more research. Even after a bone marrow transplant, patients can usually only expect to survive into their 20s and 30s.


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