Originally Posted September 17, 2017
CCN’s September 17th Hero is Gwen!
Gwen’s motto is “Cancer Sucks!” She was a healthy girl up until she was diagnosed out of the blue in June of 2016. Going to the doctor with a fever, it was decided that blood work needed to be done to figure out what was going on and Gwen was diagnosed with acute lymphoma leukemia – ALL This diagnosis has not only changed Gwen but also it has changed family life as they knew it. Now at age 5 (almost 6!) she already has dreams of becoming a marine biologist and saving animals. She loves animals, particularly ocean animals. It is on her bucket list to learn how to surf. Her family has formed a team called Gwen’s Gladiators which consists of family and friends. Together they participate in events to raise money for different organizations that are helping to fight childhood cancer.