CCN’s April 7th Run to Fight Cancer Hero is Mario

Originally Posted April 6, 2020

CCN’s April 7th Run to Fight Cancer Hero is Mario!
Having been diagnosed with ALL (acute lymphoblastic leukemia) at the age 16 my cancer journey has been a roller coaster that has come with many trials and tribulations. I have not only received one but two bone marrow transplants. But through it all I see it as a blessing in disguise because it has made the man I am today. As of March 19th, 2020, I’m now 6 years cancer free! I’m currently attending Arizona State University and I am one year away from receiving my Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Science. My future goal is to become a juvenile probation officer and help troubled adolescents by guiding them and setting them on the right path. I hope to become a mentor to them. I simply want to aspire to make a difference within my community!!! To learn more about Children’s Cancer Network’s scholarship program visit us at and look under programs for information and the application.