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Amber is a girly girl through and through.  She has been through so much at such a young age but still has a positive attitude and is inspiring to everyone she meets. 
 
When she was 9, Amber felt unwell. She was treated for urinary tract infections, but her symptoms did not go away. Finally, Amber’s mother took her to the emergency room, where she was diagnosed with Stage 4 Wilms Tumor. The cancer had metastasized to her lungs. Amber and her family did not leave the hospital for 30 days, and after that she was treated with 6 months of chemotherapy and 8 days of radiation.
 
Amber’s mother just wants the simple things for Amber, like happiness. Amber has been amazingly strong in coping with her cancer. When Amber and her mom were heading to the hospital, Amber said, “Mom, are you going to be able to be strong enough for me?" Throughout it all, Amber and her mother have been each other’s “rocks.” 
 
Quote from hero: “Cancer sucks.” 
 
Information provided by Theresa Pearson, Amber’s mother
March 2015

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