Honored Kid

Daisy W.

Age 12
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Location

Aurora, CO, US

Diagnosis

Brain or spinal cord tumor

Date of Diagnosis

April 2013

Status

In treatment

Treated At

Children's Hospital Colorado

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My Story

One of five St. Baldrick's Foundation 2015 Ambassadors Read more of Daisy's story on our blog. Daisy’s signature belly laugh was big, full of happiness and irrepressible. Since the eight-year-old completed treatment for medulloblastoma, a brain tumor, that easy, frequent laughter is slowly making a comeback. The treatment and surgery left the little girl 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 is eager to do whatever her sister wants to do and it’s no sacrifice for her. She likes making other people happy. 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. The 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!” ---------- 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. In April 2013, our family was given the shocking news that our youngest daughter had Brain Cancer. Our world was completely turned upside down and we couldn't grasp what 'normal' was any longer. We were thrown into another world of medical terms, sterile conditions, Doctors, Nurses, surgery, machines, rehabilitation, and the word Cancer. It was very very scary.

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Who's Honoring Me

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    Don Walsh

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    Ari Liston

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    Pierce P.

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    Tina Li

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    Rachel C.

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    The Real Naked Noggins!

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    Hope for Daisy

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    Stoney's Bar & Grill

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    Woodstock Community Shave for the Brave 2018

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    Stoney's Bar & Grill

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    Draft Picks Tackles Childhood Cancer

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