Born in Queens, N.Y., Angel and his three siblings moved to Greensboro with their mother, Shellbe in pursuit of a quieter environment. Just a little while after moving down south, the normally energetic Angel began suffering from fevers, complained of pains in his feet, and there were strange “bumps” on his body. Shellbe originally thought they were mosquito bites.
In October of 2017, doctors at Brenner diagnosed Angel with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
“I knew that life would never be the same,” said Shellbe, a 43-year-old single mother who has no family here. “I knew that ... the journey was just turning, you know, into something totally different for me and my four children.”
Now in his third year of treatment, Angel is doing exceptionally well. Back to his energetic ways, Angel loves to play basketball and follow his favorite stars. UPDATE (1/17/20): Angel completed his treatment and has been declared no evidence of disease!!