Chelscie has sickle cell anemia. Despite numerous health set-backs and hospitalizations she was determined to keep up with her studies, even while hooked up to various machines. In late 2005 both she and her parents suffered a terrible car accident. Chelscie had only minor injuries, but both her parents became disabled and unable to work. Chelscie managed to graduate valedictorian and homecoming queen of her senior class at Worthing high school, while serving as primary caretaker of both her parents and younger sister. With the Beat the Odds scholarship Chelscie enrolled at the University of Texas at Austin with hopes of becoming a physician to help other young women with sickle cell anemia.