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Everyone Has a Story : Briana Lopez

September 23, 2016 6:18 pm

This month’s Everyone Has a Story comes to us from Briana Lopez, the miraculous 12-year-old who teaches us about strength and courage through her grueling journey with cancer. She doesn’t know what her favorite TV show is, but she knows how to spell petechiae. And it was the petechiae — little red spots caused by broken blood vessels and lack of platelets — along with a few weeks of exhaustion and bruising that sent Bri to the doctor earlier this year.

Lopez is one of the nearly 16,000 kids who were diagnosed with cancer this year. And unlike 100,000 kids worldwide, Bri will live. And, in giving back, her family set the blueprint for how they would approach the rest of their cancer journey. Despite their difficult hand, they still find ways to lend a helping hand, whether it’s donating hair and bandanas or organizing blood drives in gratitude for all the help they’ve received.

Read more about #BriStrong, the inspiring wealth of support from her community and the Tomorrows Children’s Fund, and learn how you can support on klgandhoda.com.

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