Originally born in west Africa this young man’s family struggled to find the cause of their new baby’s constant crying and seemingly significant pain. It wasn’t until almost 18 months of age before he was diagnosed with sickle cell disease. Now living in Canada, on treatment, his disease is well managed.
Though he still fatigues easily, has to limit his activities, and has periodic flares, this 16 year old still loves to play basketball, hang out with his friends, make and watch streaming videos, and play Xbox. This new senior in high school loves social studies and learning about history. We cannot wait for him to find all the cool tech he needs for grade 12 and beyond with his shopping spree to Apple.