Honored Kid

Maya S.

Age 13
Maya S. Kid Photo


Portland, OR, US


Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

Date of Diagnosis

June 2010


Cancer free

Treated At

Doernbecher Children's Hospital

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My Story

Maya is full of life and love, she can be shy at times but once she warms up she's as radiant as the sun. She likes to laugh, be silly, dance, and loves the Thriller album by Michael Jackson, especially the song "Beat It". She also loves to do anything art related and really takes to drawing and painting. Maya's current favorite colors are Purple, Red, Yellow, and Green. Some of Maya's favorite shows are: Fresh Beat Band, Dora/Diego, Blues Clues, and Yo Gabba Gabba. Maya's personality is super fun, very charming and playful, she's a talker and at times really thinks she is the boss. She loves to be a princess and also dress up in various costumes as a monkey or kitty kat. Maya loves to go to the park, but also enjoys just hanging out on the back deck when the sun is out. She loves taking our dog out to the field to run, and has recently added a new pet fish to her room. After about a months time, she named him "knee-how" all her own. Maya speaks a bit of Tagalog, Spanish, English, and apparently she's learning Chinese from somewhere. Maya's current wishes has been to go to Outer Space and to fly in a helicopter. Since born, she's been reaching for the stars and continues each day to grow closer in acheiving all of her dreams.

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