King Singh was born and raised in Queens, NY.
At the age of two, he was diagnosed with a rare and deadly combination
of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (high risk) and G6PD.
G6PD is blood disorder that is lifelong and incurable.
Due to the aggressive nature of his blood cancer,
King was given daily chemotherapy treatment for 3 ½ years.
The petrifying part of the chemotherapy treatment is that it causes countless
side effects but the most frightening is that it can cause a secondary cancer.
He took 75 chemo pills monthly and this did not include intravenous or spinal chemo.
He had countless spinal taps and blood and platelet transfusions.
Today King is seven years old and has chronic side effects one of them being
neuropathy (nerve damage) and leukoencephalopathy which is brain swelling
and white brain matter loss from the toxicity of the chemotherapy treatment.
King is truly our HERO and inspires us daily. 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 rare diseases.
King is an ambassador for many organizations to by sharing his journey to help
raise money for cancer. While actively in treatment, King helped raise 3 million dollars for
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and he’s their Honored Hero of the Year for 2020 and 2021.
He also hosts 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.
We are grateful to all those that supported our family during the most difficult time of our lives.
Regardless of all that King has been through and continues to experience with the
long term side effects of treatment, he remains positive and spreads awareness
about cancer and rare diseases.