As a father of three active young girls, Howard Estell has much to be thankful for. He has a beautiful wife who teaches at Mallard Creek Elementary School, a loving family and caring medical social workers who have helped him manage a lifetime illness.
When he was five, Howard was diagnosed with Sickle-cell disease. At that time, average life expectancy was in the early 20s. Now, he said, it’s 42 years in the U.S.