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.”
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.
“I just want people to know he has a beautiful heart and enduring spirit. He’s my hero”
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.
“I was trying to stay strong for him, but the memory of my parents losing the fight with cancer was too fresh.”
Featuring nine different colored ribbons, Samaury and Delores designed The Samaury Carter in honor of their many loved ones who passed away from cancer.
Profits are split evenly between the Carter family and resilience gives. The Carter family is using proceeds to assist with outstanding medical bills while resilience gives reinvests proceeds to work with more patients.
Made with moisture wicking technology from ultra spun polyester, The Samaury Carter will 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.
The Samaury Carter socks are available and will remain so until inventory runs out.