Keone D Penn

Keone Penn's middle initial - D - actually stood for Denard, but it could have easily been short for determination. When Penn was 12 years old, he was thrust into the medical spotlight as the first person in the world to undergo a groundbreaking stem cell transplant that ultimately cured him of sickle cell disease. Read the news obituary.

Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on June 27, 2013