Fumi Franklin is the wife of the American former football player and the head coach of Pennsylvania State University, James Franklin. She was born on March 31, 1978, in the United States of America to American parents of African descent. Little is known about her siblings or parents.
Fumi Franklin is educated; having completed her high school education, she joined Washington State University to pursue her college degree. However, no details have emerged on which degree she was doing in college. Besides, it is unclear if she pursued a career related to the course she was learning in college.
Fumi met her husband when she was studying at Washington State University. James was working as the tight ends coach for Washington State; the two were introduced to each other and started talking. They kept talking over the phone due to their distance but were re-introduced in 2005.
Fumi and James embarked on a long-distance relationship but were committed to each other. Years later, the two got married, and now they are parents to two beautiful daughters, Addison and Shola.
Her Daughter Addison has Sickle-Cell Anemia.
Fumi’s youngest daughter, Addison, suffers from sickle cell anemia, and her family has been very supportive. When she was diagnosed with the disease, her family was disappointed, but they have lived to accept that their daughter is special and needs special care. People with sickle cell anemia often require bone marrow transplant, but Addison was lucky since she did not need it. However, her parents were ready to be donors if she needed a transplant.
Their daughter has sickle cell anemia, so Fumi and her husband dedicated themselves to helping the needy children in society. They have donated to various charitable causes as they look forward to positively impacting the community.
Her Husband Contracted COVID-19 in 2020
In the wave of COVID-19, many people contracted the deadly disease, and Fumi’s husband was among those who were infected by the virus. Following the diagnosis, James had to spend some time away from his family. They were living apart due to how vulnerable Addison was to the disease. Since she had sickle-cell anemia, her health would have been at risk if she came in contact with a person with Covid-19.
In the year 2020, James spent a few days with family due to the COVID-19 disease. He spent most of his time training and coaching the Penn State football team.
Net Worth and Social Media
Given what Fumi Franklin does to earn a living is unknown, it is hard to tell her overall net worth. On the other hand, her husband has made a good fortune as a football player and coach. His earnings are enough to support and tend to his family’s needs.
Regarding social media presence, Fumi is not on Instagram or Facebook. She is not a fan of social media platforms as she prefers to keep her details away from the public; she feels that social media makes one vulnerable to abuse and cyberbullying.