Student Series Honored Heroes are patients who are currently undergoing treatment, are in remission, or are survivors of a blood cancer. They kindly and bravely share their stories with LLS staff and participants. By doing so, Honored Heroes can provide participants with an emotional connection to the cause and deepen their commitment to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). If you know a student that is interested in learning more about becoming this year’s Student Series Honored Hero please contact the School Series Staff at (212)-376-5143 or Email: Melissa.Pulsinelli@lls.org.
Meet Valentina. Leukemia Survivor.
In December 2009, Valentina was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). After more than 2 years of chemotherapy, Valentina is in remission. That's a great thing because she loves dancing, singing and playing with her American Girl dolls which does not leave any more time for cancer. Her favorite subjects are math and Art. we at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society believe that Valentina's bravery and ongoing strength in her fight cancer makes her a true hero!
Meet Daniel. Lymphoma Survivor.
Daniel was diagnosed with Burkitt's Lymphoma in April 2016. After more than 5 months of chemotherapy, Daniel is now cancer-free. Daniel is now 10 years old and enjoys camping and reading. Daniel loves the 5th grade. We at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society believe that Daniel's bravery and ongoing strength in his fight cancer makes him a true hero!
Meet Myrrah. Leukemia Survivor.
Myrrah and her family moved from New Dehli, India to seek treatment at New York--Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. She is now thriving in school and enjoys art, cooking, eating and playing. We at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society believe that Myrrah's bravery and ongoing strength in her fight against cancer make her a true hero.
Meet Charlotte. Leukemia Patient.
On October 21, 2015, 21 month old Charlotte was diagnosed with ALL B Cell Leukemia. It was her family's worst nightmare and the beginning of a long and hard journey. There were many tears and questions of how someone so small can have something so bad inside her body. Charlotte's family wished this was all a mistake. But now, over one year later, Charlotte has entered her maintenance stage for her cancer. Now we are watching her brave this journey, show us how to live in the moment, laugh, be silly and enjoy life despite the struggles she continues to face.
Meet Gabrielle. Leukemia Survivor.
Gabrielle was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in May 2008, but has now been cancer free for 5 years! She is in 7th grade and loves playing sports, singing and playing board games with her family. We at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society believe that Gabrielle's bravery and ongoing strength in her fight against cancer makes her a true hero!