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Inspirational Stories

Deana

ALL Survivor

Philadelphia, PA

In May 2008 at nine years-old, I was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). I went from being told I had a 10 day stomach virus to being told I had leukemia. The doctors said told I didn't come in when I did, I could of lost my life.

A year went by, and I was stuck in the hospital missing out on family and important events. I even had my tenth birthday in the hospital, but I was too sick to enjoy it.

Fast forward to now, I'm 18 years-old and I’m a children’s book publisher to a book called “How My Sun Got Its Smile” on my story and fight with cancer. I am proud to say I am a nine-year survivor. 

deana