Honored Kid

Vanessa O.

Age 16
Vanessa O. Kid Photo

Location

San Francisco, CA, US

Diagnosis

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Date of Diagnosis

October 2009

Status

In treatment

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My Story

Vanessa is a lively 4 year old. She was recently diagnosed with T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma, a type of blood cancer this past October 12, 2009 and will be under chemotherapy treatment for the next two years. She loves Sleeping Beauty, adores Dora and Diego, and has a pink teddy bear named Strawberry. Very outspoken and independent child, likes to color and draw pictures. Whenever she can, she loves to go to the park and play on the slides. Vanessa likes pizza with a lot of pepperoni, she also likes fried chicken, not much of a vegetable person except for carrots. She always wants to be around and play with her older sister and brother, very curious child, she always wants to know "whatcha doing?". Vanessa loves to help mommy sort her beads for bracelet making and likes to sit next to daddy when watching movies in the living room. Vanessa loves the company of others, it makes her smile and happy.

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