Julia was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) when she was 8 years old. Since then, Julia has undergone 2.5 years of chemotherapy treatments, has responded well and is currently in remission. Her doctor visits are now once every 6 months where she goes in for a blood draw and the doctors check her complete blood count (CBC) to evaluate her overall health and to detect any reoccurrence of leukemia. Julia is thrilled to be starting 9th grade and enjoys life to the fullest. Julia has always been a very happy, loving, and energetic young lady and, despite all that has happened, she has been able to retain these qualities and maintain a positive attitude. Thanks to the extraordinary efforts of her doctors, nurses, and LLS, her chances for being cured are excellent and she is determined to beat this disease!