At two years old King Singh born and raised in Queens, NY was diagnosed with a rare and deadly combination of leukemia (high risk) and G6PD. G6PD is blood disorder that is lifelong and incurable.
King was on chemotherapy treatment DAILY for 3 ½ years since diagnosis June 6th, 2016 through October 21st, 2019. King has been through SO much. Cancer took away his childhood. He took 75 chemo pills month. He's had countless spinal taps with chemo with numerous blood and platelet transfusions. The scariest part of the chemotherapy treatment is that it can cause a secondary cancer. Today King is six years old and has neuropathy (nerve damage) and leukoencephalopathy which is brain swelling and white brain matter loss from the toxicity of the chemotherapy treatment as well as other chronic long term side effects.
King is truly our HERO and inspires us. He is an asset to his community. He volunteers, models in fashion shows and participates in walks to advocate, raise money and spread awareness about childhood cancer and bullying. He also does toy drives so he can deliver toys to children like him diagnosed with life threatening illnesses to make them smile. He’s spent so many weeks in isolation during treatment that he knows exactly how it feels and how much one toy can brighten up a child’s day.
King dreams to be a professional model, artist, basketball player and chef.
King is an ambassador for many organizations to help raise money for cancer. While actively in treatment, King helped raise three million dollars for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and he’s their Honored Hero of the Year for 2020.
Fun fact: King is the first child to be recognized, given a VIP tour and ring the bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). He’s met the mayor of NYC, the NYPD Commissioner and Chief and featured on various news outlets such as PIX11, NY1 and Good Morning America.
Although he is in over 80k in medical debt he is driven to find a cure for cancer and make a difference in the world since he was just five years old attending various events throughout the US to share his story and make a difference.