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Inspirational Stories


Leukemia Survivor

Austin, TX

Freia was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) at the age of 8. She and her family had just landed in Denmark for a family vacation when her parents noticed something wasn't right. After several trips to the hospital, they drove to Sweden where Freia’s grandparents live. It was there that her family heard those awful words, “Freia has cancer.” 


After 49 days of hospital stays, Freia was finally strong enough to return home to Texas where she is currently undergoing treatment at Dell Children’s Medical Center. Her final treatment is October 2021, and we will get to celebrate her 11th birthday at Light The Night this year!  


In her spare time, Freia loves dancing, art, and reading. She also loves to travel and explore the outdoors! 


Freia’s words of encouragement are, “When things get tough, look on the bright side. Look for the light in the dark.”