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The Deja' King annual trunk party was created to provide essential items to deserving students heading to college

*All entries must be submitted between April 1st -April 15th

Who Is Deja' King?

On July 19, 1997, Deja' King was born a healthy 6lbs 7oz baby.  At the age of six months, Deja was diagnosed with pneumococcal meningitis.  This is an infection of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. The prognosis for this pneumococcal meningitis is poor.  Statistics show that 1 in 5 people who develop this condition will die. Deja was on a ventilator for 16 days, remained in the hospital for 18 days, and was given a life expectancy of a 1 year. 

As a result, she was left with multiple disabilities which include: seizure disorder, characteristics of cerebral palsy and encephalitis.  Medical professionals said that if she did more than what they expected her to do it would be a miracle. She has been a fighter since her diagnosis. She graduated high school in May of 2015.  However, she continues to go under the provision of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). 

Since Deja’ isn’t able to attend college, the trunk party initiative was created in her honor by her mother.  It provides essential items to deserving students heading to college.  The Deja’ King College Trunk Party provided Items for 5 deserving high-school Seniors in 2015, 30 deserving high-school Seniors in 2016 and 20 deserving high-schools Seniors is 2017. This year we hope to provide these same, necessary items to 20 deserving high-school seniors.


*All entries must be submitted between April 1st -April 15th

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