Joe Carr, 19, has been a Gillette Children’s patient since he was diagnosed with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy when he was 3. This level of cerebral palsy means all four of Joe’s limbs are affected and he has difficulty speaking. Joe is a graduate of Richfield High School and was crowned the school’s “Fire and Ice” king. He’s an athlete and has participated in adaptive floor hockey, soccer, softball, and horseback riding. Joe has attended a post-high school program and has hopes of becoming a sports reporter and blogger. Since 2016, Joe and his family have hosted an annual lemonade stand that raises money to help Gillette families. Joe is a strong ambassador for Gillette.
“Gillette Children’s really helped me become a strong, confident young man. My years of therapy and various procedures at Gillette have helped me become the person I am today.” –Joe Carr
Joe is the personification of his own motto: “Never give upon your dreams.”