We are immensely proud of Sickle Cell Warrior Page Jr. and his remarkable journey of resilience. Despite enduring a bone marrow transplant, chemotherapy, radiation, and extended hospital stays, he managed to excel academically. He has consistently made the honor roll and is currently enrolled in three honors courses, including his third year of Mandarin Chinese. Furthermore, he was awarded the Presidential Award for Academic Achievement, a testament to his dedication and perseverance.
It is important to mention that Page has also faced tremendous personal loss, including the passing of his maternal grandfather, grandmother, paternal grandmother, and his mother. Despite these challenges, both Page and his father, Page Sr., have triumphed against all odds. We encourage you to watch his Youtube video titled “The Conclusion,” where he candidly shares his experience with undergoing a bone marrow transplant.
Page recently celebrated his 17th birthday, marking another milestone in his inspiring journey. We are thrilled to witness his restored health and his willingness to share his story with others.
Thank you for your support and encouragement. Together, we can continue to champion individuals like Page who have endured so much and emerged stronger than ever.
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.