In 2014, our world lost an amazing young lady. Naya - a friend, sister, niece, daughter and staunch advocate for children with cancer - was a courageous, sweet, intelligent and funny 11-year old daughter with a brilliant energy that rubbed off on anyone who knew her. She was diagnosed with high-risk medulloblastoma (brain cancer) when she was nine. She withstood two brain surgeries, 6 weeks of radiation, 16 months of chemo and over 100 nights in the hospital battling the disease. She strove to enjoy every day in a manner that was full of grace, love, happiness and laughter, and her determination to enjoy life didn't change even as she fought to overcome cancer.
When Naya relapsed, we learned a terrible truth that thousands of other children and their families also learn – sweet Naya wouldn’t survive because another treatment didn't exist. Seven months later, she left our world.
Her love for life continues to inspire thousands every day. Naya, her friends, families and followers have raised over $1 million for cancer research and cures. 100% of those funds are funding advances in pediatric cancer treatments and cures.
Join us as we carry out Naya's mission. Learn more about Naya and her efforts at nomorekidswithcancer.org