Daisy’s signature belly laugh was big, full of happiness and irrepressible. Since the 8-year-old completed treatment for medulloblastoma, a brain tumor, that easy, frequent laughter is slowly making a comeback.
The treatment and surgery left Daisy with hearing loss, paralyzed facial muscles, and nerve damage, but her spirit has remained intact.
“Daisy has had amazing resilience since the beginning of her journey into this world. She is really a happy little girl,” her mother said. “Her happiness, joy and strength radiates within her, helping her to persevere in whatever struggles she has had to endure.”
Daisy has a best friend in her sister, Isabella, who is three years older. She’s eager to do whatever her sister wants to do, and it’s no sacrifice for her. She likes making other people happy.
Ambassador Daisy and her sister, Isabella.
The family celebrates June 19, when Daisy was placed into her mother’s arms on her adoption day, dubbed “Forever Family Day.” They also like to observe Chinese New Year, to help Daisy stay connected to her Chinese culture.
Another favorite holiday of Daisy’s is Easter — no egg is safe from her zest for decorating.
This determined little girl doesn’t look up to a superhero or a celebrity. Rightly so, Daisy said that she is her own hero, because, “I like me!”
Daisy is one of five St. Baldrick’s Foundation 2015 Ambassadors, representing the thousands of kids touched by cancer each year.