Kamryn Dukes, called Kami for short, is a warm, eloquent and motivated 11-year-old whose dream job is to become a professional singer and actress. She also wants to become a scientist.
Kami and her family lives in Oklahoma City, and she loves attending school, but her lifelong illness – sickle cell disease – has repeatedly caused her to miss half of each school year due to her symptoms.
“Kami has had well over 100 days in the hospital,” says her mother Ayeisha Dukes. “Even when not receiving inpatient treatment, she has debilitating pain almost daily, constant fatigue, and is limited greatly in regular daily activities.”
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