Four months after his birth, JaQualin was diagnosed with sickle cell anemia, which is an inherited blood disorder. Those suffering with this disease experience severe episodes of pain and eventual organ damage; they are also at high risk for stroke and cardiac arrest His bones are weak and there is the possibility that he may go blind. He also suffers frequent pain crises and is on a daily medication regimen help him manage his pain and boost his immune system.
When a limo came to pick him up and take him to his wish, JaQualin was more than excited. While on his Wal-Mart shopping spree, JaQualin ended up getting an Xbox 360 and games, movies and clothes; he even grabbed an extra controller for his new game system so that he could play the Xbox games with his older brother.