Patient Stories

Patient Stories

patient Diana

Diana’s Story: Surviving Cancer Was Only the Beginning

Diana Carranza has a lot to be thankful for. At just 11 years old, she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and began treatment at Children’s Health℠ the day after Thanksgiving. But her life changed for the better when she attended Camp Esperanza, a camp aimed at providing cancer patients with a safe and supportive summer camp experience. Not only was she a camper there for four years, but she returned as a counselor at age 21 and met her husband there.

Patient Luis

Luis’ Story: Cancer Survivor, Writer, and Budding Scientist

Luis was diagnosed with cancer of the retina at just 7 months old, and underwent surgery and chemotherapy at Children’s Health℠. After being bullied in school for his glass eye, Luis, now a healthy 10-year-old, used that as inspiration for his first published book and has set his sights on a career in medical science.


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