Ms. Capers is the mother of an amazingly resilient 26-year-old adult sickle cell warrior. She is also a recent cancer survivor. She has a 20-year career of public service with the County of Los Angeles. As a caregiver, she recognizes the importance of institutional policy change and the need for medical research that is patient-driven. As a result, she participates on adult and pediatric family advisory councils and a Pediatric to Adult Transition Workgroup at two hospitals in the greater Los Angeles area. Her interests include traveling, reading, and spending time with her daughter.