George Carter is thriving and standing tall at the age of 77. This is in spite of being born with sickle cell disease, the most commonly inherited blood disorder in the United States.
A true warrior in every sense of the word, Carter has lived well beyond the median life expectancy of 45 years for those diagnosed with sickle cell.
For the last 40 years, he has been an advocate focused on spreading awareness about the disease.
As a result, in 2004 he took on the position as Administrator for Sickle Cell Association of Richmond – OSCAR, a nonprofit community-based program providing services free of charge to sickle cell patients and their families.