Lexy, 11

After Lexy fell during gym class, she began experiencing pain in her arm. Thinking her daughter may have torn her rotator cuff, Lexy's mom took her to the pediatrician who referred the family to the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children's where additional testing soon revealed that she had osteosarcoma. It was a shocking diagnosis for her parents as Lexy had been perfectly healthy and was a passionate dancer.

Though Lexy's medical journey is ongoing, her mom says she is slowly getting back to what she loves most — performing. Dance has been therapeutic for Lexy, and during her first dance competition back, her mom remembers Lexy crying at the end, saying, “today has been a perfect day."