Suffering from a rare cancer, this 12 year old demonstrates the importance of hope and resilience.
The odds are against Lola Muñoz.
The 12 year old was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma on Aug. 26, 2016. The average prognosis for a person diagnosed with what is known as DIPG is only 9-12 months. The survival rate is zero.
Lola lives with her family on Fort Drum Army base in Watertown. Her dad serves in the military and before moving to New York two years ago, the family lived in Germany and Kentucky.
Locals gathered for a bite to eat, some light shopping and a fashion show Sunday morning to help raise awareness for ovarian cancer.
A handful of people decked out in teal (the color associated with ovarian cancer awareness) gathered for the sixth annual Breakfast at Tiffany’s Fashion Show and Brunch at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel and Conference Center on Sunday.
More than 315 people attended the event, including cancer survivors, supporters and volunteers. The event aimed to raise funds for cancer research and raise public and educational awareness on ovarian and breast cancer.
On Saturday, members from the Syracuse University community gathered in the Carrier Dome for Relay for Life, as a way of honoring both cancer survivors and those who died from the disease.
Relay for Life kicked off at 6 p.m. on Saturday and did not end until 6 a.m. the following day. A lot of people from the Syracuse community came out to the Carrier Dome to support the event that aims to find a cure for cancer.
Commentary: Of all the superpowers, perhaps the power to heal is the greatest of all.
Editor's Note: In a powerful video, photography senior Megan McNally visually recollects the pain of witnessing her mother's battle with cancer. Though she still grieves her mother's death, McNally describes the greatest lesson she learned through the tragedy: that love never dies.
Every child has fantasies, and at some point we all believed ours to be true.
More than 2,000 students and Syracuse community members helped Relay for Life raise more than $149,000 for cancer research in the Carrier Dome on April 14.
It seems in today’s world, it is nearly impossible to find someone that has not been affected by cancer. Whether it be a family member, a friend or an acquaintance, millions of lives have been touched by the disease.
Syracuse University students and members of the Syracuse community came out April 14 to fight back against cancer in the 10th annual Relay for Life.
Thousands of participants attended Syracuse University's ninth annual Relay for Life, raising more than $165,000 for the American Cancer Society.
As the clock ticked closer to 7 p.m., the Carrier Dome was buzzing with excitement as students pitched tents, unfurled sleeping bags and set up activity tables for Syracuse University’s ninth annual Relay for Life.