“Cancer completely changed my perspective on life. Now I focus on enjoying life and trying to make the most out of every day. I’m glad my doctor told me about comprehensive TodsysHealth profiling that found more treatment options for me.”
Even when she was being treated at City of Hope and was too sick to go to gymnastics class, her coaches would come to her house to train her. She leaned on her parents, her siblings and friends for support. “I don’t know how to thank them,” she says. And she praises the “amazing” doctors, nurses and staff at City of Hope who were with her every step of the way.
Now, four years later, Anya is in remission and determined to set an example. She rode City of Hope's float in the 2016 Tournament of Roses Parade. She looks forward to helping other patients, finding ways to brighten their day and distract them from their worries.
“Before I had cancer I wanted to be president, but after going through all of this, my priorities have changed. I realized that I want to treat other kids with cancer and become a pediatric oncologist.”
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