Kelvin was Preston's League's first patient to submit a weekly wish list request!
May 31, 2001 at Martin Army Community Hospital on the post of Ft. Benning, Ga. Born to the parents of Kelvin and Sharon Brown, Sr., it was found as early as six weeks old that Kelvin was diagnosed with Sickle Cell Beta Thalassemia. At the time, his parents were aware of the Sickle Cell disease but was not enlighten about Beta Thalassemia. Kelvin’s parents became a quick study of this disease.
Kelvin has spent most of his life in and out of doctor’s offices and hospitals dealing with various pain crisis and other conditions that sickle cell disease can bring to a person. Growing up with Sickle cell disease has always been a challenge especially when it came to school. Kelvin has worked extra hard to attend school and/or attend the hospital school. He has constantly spoke to many of his classmates about his disease, so they could learn and understand him better.
At the age of 14, Kelvin started having more frequent, longer and more intense pain crisis. His way of life had been halted. He could no longer push to go to school or function as a normal teenager. His body was always in pain.
To provide a more promising future for Kelvin, the doctor’s suggested a bone marrow/STEM cell transplant. After much prayer, his parents decided to give Kelvin a chance at a sickle cell free future.On May 30, 2018, Kelvin received the stem cell transplant.