Hi, my name is Dakota, I’m a fun-loving 7-year-old girl, with the heart of gold. I really love HELLO KITTY, swimming, Super Mario, crafting, coloring, and painting.
On May 8, 2012, I came home from school and complained that my tummy hurt. Mommy and Daddy took me to the emergency room. It was later revealed that there was a tumor in my tummy. The doctors have since diagnosed me with a rare type of cancer, Burkitt’s Lymphoma (Stage 3). I heard them tell my mommy and daddy that the tumor was the size of a baby's' head and one on my lung and one on my lymph nodes (the body part that stores the cells that fights infections). Mommy and daddy say I have been brave as I have already finished three (3) rounds of chemotherapy since May 8th. Each time I undergo a round of chemo, I have to stay at the hospital for at least a week. Despite intense nausea, mouth sores, and losing my hair, I am on my way to beating cancer!