OMAYRA

Meet 13 year-old Omayra from Orlando, Florida.  We are grateful to Awilda for sharing Omayra's story:

"Omayra is 13 years old and on February 24 was admitted to Nemours Children's Hospital. On March 1, after her CT scan, MRI and biopsy, she was diagnosed with Burkitts Lymphoma stage I, and the process began.

She has undergone chemotherapy, numerous admissions, side effects such as body aches, abdominal pain, fever, and of course what every teenager doesn't want: loss of hair. However, throughout her journey Omayra had been so strong and courageous that is admirable, and with such peace and faith in her heart.

She was not able to return to school, but Hopecam was the first organization to help her and gift her a tablet. With the tablet she was able to complete her homework at the hospital and school and later on take her end of course exams. She unfortunately never got the chance to Skype with her teachers/class since school was approaching the end.

Thank you Hopecam for making these children's journeys a little bit easier on them."