In November of 2014 at the age of 9, my niece Julianna was diagnosed with Lymphoma.
After complaining of stomach pain and developing a yellow hue to her skin, Jules went in for her first scan. The doctors found tumors on all of her organs.
Although her prognosis was good, she had the fight of her life ahead of her.
Jules lost her hair, she spent weeks in the hospital, she missed school and soccer and dance. She could only see her friends if they were healthy, washed their hands and if she was wearing a mask.
But she always smiled.
When diagnosed, her response was "now I can have my own team at Relay" and we have walked for her at Relay for Life of Yorktown for the last three years. I Relay for Julianna, the survivor.
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