Originally Published October 11, 2015

Alaiyna Palacios Ruiz

My daughter Alaiyna was diagnosed with brain cancer -DIPG (diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma)- to be exact on September 05, 2014. She was an identical twin to Aliya, big sister to Nayeli, niece, granddaughter and friend to many. Alaiyna always had her spirits high, she was the strongest little girl I knew and fought up until her very last breath. Alaiyna passed away on December 13, 2014, she will forever be my hero!