Honored Kid

Maya Keesey

Age 22
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McHenry, IL, US


Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

Date of Diagnosis

October 2012


In remission

Treated At

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital

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My Story

Being diagnosed with cancer has changed my whole world, but it hasn't changed who I am. I am known as a Strong Girl to those around me and I face most days with a smile & a positive attitude. I am getting through my treatment with courage, strength, and grace with the help of my amazing family & friends & community who are standing by me. I try to keep things as normal as possible when I can and have kept straight A's in school, dance whenever my body will let me, and continue to work on my passion of fashion designing. I am already beginning my journey to paying it forward and have made many efforts to help other kids with cancer. I raised over $6,000 this year for St. Baldrick's because I know just how important this cause is to my future and many other kids' futures. More than anything, I want to be healthy again! Thank you for supporting me and the more than 300,000 kids worldwide who will be diagnosed with cancer this year. By sharing the gifts of your time, talent and money with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, you're supporting research to give all kids with cancer a better chance for a cure.

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