Honored Kid

Alyssa L.

Age 21
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Location

Taylorsville, GA, US

Diagnosis

Brain or spinal cord tumor

Date of Diagnosis

February 2005

Status

In treatment

Treated At

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Aflac Cancer Center

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My Story

I met Alyssa back in 2005 when she was first diagnosed. She would come into the Aflac clinic and walk right up to my desk in the front. She would just sit there and talk and giggle until she had to be called back for her treatment. I remember one day someone gave me a sticker with a monkey's face on it. I placed the sticker on my computer and went about my day. The next time Alyssa came in she came straight to my desk. I told her that I had a picture of her on my computer; she giggled and shook her head in disbelief. I told her to climb up on my desk and take a look. To her surprise I showed her the monkey sticker.... she laughed and laughed and laughed. From that day on her nickname was monkey.... and from that day on her laughter stole my heart. dc

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