Honored Kid

McKenna P.

Age 13
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Location

North Canton, OH, US

Diagnosis

Hepatoblastoma

Date of Diagnosis

February 2009

Status

Cancer free

Treated At

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Akron Children's Hospital

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My Story

I am trying my best to show the world what cancer CANNOT do.  It CANNOT stop me from being a competition dancer at Starlight School of Dance, a Cadette Girl Scout, or a JMMS Choir member.  It CANNOT stop me from turning 13 years old in July 2020.  It CANNOT stop me from loving life, my family, and my friends.  I was just 18 months old when  cancer picked a fight with me. My parents say that I fought through 4 rounds of chemo, had a full liver transplant, and two more rounds of chemo.  I have been in full remission since June 16, 2009. They say that I fought hard to be healthy, and now I want to fight for all people, especially kids, who have cancer. I am lucky to be supported by friends and family who love me very much and consider themselves blessed to have me in their lives.

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