Dani, 15

When Dani was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at age 13, one of the things she was most nervous for was losing her hair as a side effect of her chemo treatments. After Dani’s dad helped her shave her head, she realized she liked rocking a bald head.

Yolanda, Dani’s mom, described this moment as a freeing experience—like a weight was lifted off her daughter’s shoulders. Throughout her time at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children's, this artistic 15-year-old also found comfort in drawing to help her take her mind off treatment.