Hearing that someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer is never an easy thing to handle, but sometimes we can make the best of it. Aiden Devine is a sixth-grader at Emmet Belknap Intermediate School in Lockport, New York.

Zaida

Age: 16 years old

Hometown: Eden, NY

Diagnosis: Stage 4 Hodgkin Lymphoma

Status: In remission

February 4, 2019, was a very special day for sassy Zaida.

NAME: ERIN

AGE: 16

STATUS: CANCER FREE

FUN FACT: ERIN WANTS TO GROW UP AND BE A PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGIST

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that develops in certain skin cells called melanocytes. These are the cells that make the pigment (melanin) that colors your skin. When exposed to UV radiation, such as sunlight, the melanocytes make more pigment, causing the skin to darken or tan.

I first heard about Reality Check at a local skate night that I went to with my friends. I wasn’t too sure what it was at first, but my friends were involved and convinced me to join.

Osteosarcoma is a type of cancer that develops in the bone and is most common among children and young adults. Osteosarcoma can be found in any bone but is often seen in long bones such as the femur (thigh bone) or tibia (shinbone).

NAME: MASHAYLA AGE: 8 STATUS: IN REMISSION FUN FACT: IN SEPTEMBER 2017, MASHAYLA RANG THE ROSWELL PARK VICTORY BELL AFTER COMPLETING HER FINAL ROUND OF CHEMOTHERAPY!