It all started with what Mom and Dad thought was just a bad cold. Angelina Roberto was low on energy and appetite. But a precautionary visit to the local hospital turned into an ambulance ride to a specialty hospital, where 4-year-old Angelina was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Soon after, she came to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for treatment. It was a scary time for Angelina’s family, but they came together to rally around their brave little girl, who took her treatment in stride.
Through it all, Angelina is still the girly girl she always was, wearing nothing but pink, covering the house in glitter, and dressing up like a princess. This little diva was selected as a patient Ambassador for the Parkway Run & Walk, being held Sunday, Sept. 28 in Philadelphia.
The Parkway Run benefits pediatric cancer research and survivorship programs at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and is a celebration of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Do your part this September. Run for Angelina.
Register for the Parkway Run & Walk, benefiting childhood cancer research and survivorship programs at CHOP.