Parker Todd is a young man in a scholar’s body. He’s charming, smart and has an infectious smile. Parker Todd is truly defying all odds after being diagnosed with Sickle Cell Disease at birth. He’s been pain crisis-free for a few years now.
Parker is a great student, plays sports and is a computer whiz.
Most importantly at age 11, Parker wrote a fun loving children’s book “The Adventures Of The Sickler, The Transformation” to inspire and motivate all children who may be battling a life threatening illness.
Since publishing the book, Parker has been juggling a busy school schedule and still finding time to visit and read his book to children in local hospitals and in schools.
Parker has received several awards, Including a Proclamation from Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and an award from Congresswoman Yvette Clarke for his community service.
Parker is now a freshman at the Academy for Software Engineering in New York City and he is writing his second book “The Adventures of the Sickler, The Uprising.” This adventure is based on his signature character tackling bullying and a deadly virus.