Archive for July, 2012

This week, we would like to honor Claudia Reyes-Rios as our HOC Hero of the Week.  Claudia was diagnosed with non hodgkins lymphoma at age 11.

Her sister Maria told us how cancer was something that none of her family members ever had to deal with, until young Claudia was diagnosed and had to go through treatments.

 It was a huge blow to the entire family since the word cancer had never been associated to any family member, especially not to one as young as she was. Throughout her treatment she was a huge inspiration to us all. She never stopped smiling and at times even comforted us. She taught us about faith, courage and about not questioning God when things didn’t go the way we planned. She never doubted how much God loved her in spite of her circumstance and she inspired us to do the same.

Claudia proved to be a major inspiration for the family and is now a happy and healthy 18-year-old!

If you know a child or teen who is battling or has battled cancer and you want to nominate them for our next HOC Hero of the Week, tell us about your hero and include photos and any links to their pages so we can support them!  Fill out the nomination form here: http://hatsoffforcancer.org/nominate-hero

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