This was not Veronica Pittman’s plan for her senior year of high school. But when pain in her knee led to a diagnosis of osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer, the 17-year-old faced what was ahead with grace and determination.
Instead of prepping for a year abroad like she’d planned, Veronica began a grueling treatment regimen at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Through it all, this remarkable teen stayed true to herself – she remained the kind, optimistic and thoughtful young woman she’d always been.
Veronica’s still fighting, and looking forward to the life that awaits her beyond cancer. She was selected as a patient Ambassador for the 2014 Parkway Run & Walk, a fundraiser benefiting pediatric cancer research and survivorship programs at the Cancer Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
The Sept. 28 event caps off a month of activities in celebration of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, each of which aim to remind the world that there’s a war to be won against pediatric cancer. Do your part this September. Run for Veronica.
Register for the Parkway Run & Walk, benefiting childhood cancer research and survivorship programs at CHOP.