Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/8/11

New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes certainly knows the power of sickle cell.

Holmes has dealt with the disease personally and is now watching his son, Santonio III, do his best in his battle.

The wideout is certainly helping in that battle by raising nearly $34,000 for sickle cell anemia research with a charity bowling event.

"It’s actually a part of my life, something I went through as a kid, and still to this day, I deal with some effects of sickle cell,” the 27-year-old Holmes said. “Mainly, this is for my son and all the friends he has made who are sickle cell patients. It’s just an honor to be able to give back to the community of kids who suffer from this disease.”

The event was attended by a number of his teammates as well as Jets coach Rex Ryan.

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