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UNLV volleyball team signs Las Vegas girl battling illness

UNLV’s women’s volleyball team partnered with Team IMPACT on Thursday to hold a special celebration for a local girl battling sickle cell anemia.

Christia Dozier, 9, who was diagnosed with sickle cell anemia in 2010, signed an official letter of intent during lunch at the Rising Rebels Camp at UNLV’s Cox Pavilion. Dozier became an official member of the women’s volleyball team, and will attend Rebel practices, games, team dinners, and more.

Team IMPACT connects children facing serious or chronic illnesses with college athletic teams and has matched more than 1,800 children with more than 600 colleges since 2011.

Contact Rochelle Richards at rrichards@reviewjournal.com or 702-224-5505. Follow @RoRichards24 on Twitter.

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