In 1983 my mother Vanessa Williams and I traveled to Washington DC first to meet with her mentor Katy Hall. Then to network with AAFA.org. I was the poster child for the Midwest Region that year. Below is a picture of the three of us just before the Martin Luther King Day bill was signed.
As a child I suffered from Acute Bronchial Asthma and overcame over 7 asthma attacks before the age of 5.Â At that time I was a very avid reader as the nurses always brought me the Highlights Magazines that I loved so much. I was able to communicate to others how I was feeling and what did not feel so good. I did not realize that my testimony would help a world renowned doctor figure out how to manage my most difficult situation of Asthma.
He and my mother has submitted my name for the opportunity with AAFA.org and I was selected.
Since then I have been very busy as the Founder of Text4Help.org and working closely with Milton Bullock "The Golden Platter" who first taught me to sing in the Do It For The Kids Foundation. Visit diftk.org for more info.
With the support of my organizations I will rejoin the fight against Asthma. I look forward to becoming a valuable asset to the cause as I lend my voice.
Sam Williams II AKA Sammy Poster Child 1983