Creative: Emma Becker
Extraordinary Circumstance: Leukemia
Book: Friends Fight Fear
EMMA BECKER is an amazing, vivacious, funny, tender-hearted girl whose life changed in October 2013 when she was diagnosed with the blood cancer, Acute Lymphoblast Leukemia (B-cell). Despite her diagnosis, Emma is committed to living life with smiles and joy. Even at her lowest moments during the 2 1/2-year treatment process, Emma maintains a spirit of determination and faith beyond her years. She never shies away from sharing her infectious smile with others and telling them about her chemo, hair loss, etc., thereby creating greater awareness about pediatric cancer in her community. Emma is a warrior whose inward beauty matches her outward courage and strength of character. The way Emma faces each day reminds us all that life is to be spent thriving no matter what it throws at us.