2016 Speak Now For Kids Family Advocacy Day Hero: Capri
When she was just 13 days old, Capri was diagnosed with sickle cell anemia. From urgent care during a sickle cell crisis to follow-up care post-hospitalization, Capri has spent numerous days and nights at Levine Children’s in Charlotte, NC receiving exceptional care. Today Capri’s condition is stable, but she continues to receive treatment for sickle cell anemia as well as asthma.
Capri does not try to hide her health challenges. She feels strongly that it is important to educate those around her about what it’s like having asthma and sickle cell anemia. As a junior at Northwest Cabarrus High School, she is on the varsity cheerleading squad and the Teen Advisory Council at Levine Children’s Hospital. Through these involvements and many others, Capri often shares her story in order to raise money to ensure kids like her receive comparable care at Levine Children’s. Although Capri is a busy girl, she loves to shop for the latest fashions and bake delicious cakes in her free time.