At the age of four, Xavier suffered a massive stroke that caused him permanent paralysis on both sides of his body and robbed him of his ability to speak. Xavier’s stroke resulted from complications he suffered from sickle cell disease. Sickle cell is a disease in which the red blood cells created in the bone marrow produce an abnormal form of hemoglobin that has a difficult time passing through the body’s blood vessels to reach the body’s tissues. Tissue that doesn’t receive normal blood flow will eventually be damaged. Those suffering with this disease experience severe episodes of pain and eventual organ damage.
For his wish, Xavier wanted only to meet his favorite pop star, singing sensation Beyoncé, and that’s just what happened. Before attending her concert in his home state of Georgia, Xavier met up with Beyoncé, who signed autographs for her fan and even posed for pictures with him. Xavier could barely believe his eyes! Nothing could have made the evening better for him and, following his meeting with the star, he was able to attend her concert! What a perfect wish!