A great honour has been bestowed upon me in the form of an award from the Queen’s Young Leader’s Programme. I am excited at the prospect of meeting the Queen of England. However, I am more pleased that I have gotten to this stage in my life. Living with sickle cell anemia has not been easy and without the support received from my family and friends, I would not have gotten here. Therefore, I want to thank my entire family for not allowing me to give up on myself and all my friends for providing me with good relationships that motivate me to give back to my country. This award will be a pillar of the Sickle Cell Cares Foundation to show all sicklers that dreams are accomplishable.