My name is Diana, 24, I was diagnosed with ALL in May 2006 at 12 years of age. It was very hard for me and my family to adjust to this big change in our lives. My hair started falling out shortly after my chemotherapy treatment began. I felt heartbroken. Thinking I would be a joke to my friends. However, nothing stopped me and I was stronger than ever. I soon learned that beauty is not physical, beauty shines with confidence. Though many times I felt down and depressed, it all made me see life differently.
Time has passed by and now I’ve grown to be a loving woman with a blessed family. Thanks to all the doctors and nurses who inspire me day by day. My four relapses and two bone marrow transplants have given me the strength to wake up every morning to smile and be thankful.