My name is Paulina. I am 19 years old and I am here to fight! On December 5, 2009, my 10 year old cousin, Rebeca, was diagnosed with Leukemia. I didn't find out for a few days after the diagnosis, but when I did, I was completely heart broken. I felt lost and helpless, I wanted to help my little cousin in someway, but that wasn't as easy as just saying so. She lives in Monterrey, Mexico and is getting great care, but I live in San Antonio, Texas, about 6 hours and a border away. I want so badly to be with her but that's kind of limited. So I decided I am going to help in the ways I can. I am going to spread the word and help find a cure for these diseases.
Rebeca is now in remission after a successful bone marrow transplant from her brother last April. She has gotten her childhood back! I could never be more thankful. She is one of the lucky ones. Some children are not so lucky..
"My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
Your dreams stay big, your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can hold,
And while you're out there getting where you're getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too,
Yeah, this, is my wish."