India Hardy, and her brother, Rico, suffer regular bouts of severe pain when their sickle cell disease flares up. They say they used to find relief at St. Mary’s, their local hospital in Athens, Ga., until the facility changed the pain treatment protocol in its emergency room.

India Hardy, and her brother, Rico, suffer regular bouts of severe pain when their sickle cell disease flares up. They say they used to find relief at St. Mary’s, their local hospital in Athens, Ga., until the facility changed the pain treatment protocol in its emergency room.