The Samaury Carter
Representing his aunts, uncles, and grandparents who passed due to complications with cancer, these socks feature nine different colored ribbons, each symbolizing a different type of cancer. Half of net proceeds are donated to the Carter family to help them pay for expenses related to treatment.
We've crafted these socks using moisture wicking technology from ultra spun polyester to keep your feet dry and comfortable whether you're at work, on the town, in the hospital, or even working out. They are crew length and sit just below the calf.
Made in North Carolina, just like Samaury.
80% Ultra-Spun Polyster
Few individuals hold the title of both grandson and hero, but that’s exactly what Samaury Carter is for his caretaker and grandmother, Delores Carter. Presenting with coughing and difficulty breathing, Samaury was diagnosed in June with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer originating in the lymphatic system. Delores Carter recalls the diagnosis “I was trying to stay strong for him, but the memory of my parents losing the fight with cancer was too fresh.” Samaury is currently undergoing chemotherapy in of his hometown Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Since Samaury’s diaper days, Delores has balanced jobs in retail and substitute teaching while she cared for Samaury, who required extra attention and resources because of his autism. She worked hard to stay afloat financially and look after her disabled grandchild, but Samaury’s cancer diagnosis upset this fine balance.
Unable to work while she was shuttling Samaury to his many doctor appointments and treatments, Delores has been unemployed since June. Meanwhile, expenses continue to pile up. The majority of Samaury’s treatment is covered through Medicaid, but Delores is struggling to pay for necessities such as food, rent, and utilities.
Flush with new hormones, fourteen year olds are notoriously unpleasant and self-centered. You factor in a mental disability and cancer diagnosis, Samaury has every right to be the obnoxious teenager that many of us see hanging around the mall. And yet, big-hearted and smiling wide, Samaury infectiously greets hospital staff while he tolerates treatment like the mature individual he is. “I just want people to know he has a beautiful heart and enduring spirit. He’s my hero,” says Delores.