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WOKC Ambassador Adilenne Barboza

WOKC Ambassador Adilenne Barboza

Adilenne Barboza became a WOKC Ambassador at 9 years old and has big plans for the future. What’s different about Adilenne, though, is that right now she has to use her energy to fight leukemia, which is something we wish no kid ever had to do. At WOKC, we’re working for a world free from children’s cancers, but while we’re waiting we like to take every opportunity to hear what kids fighting cancer are thinking about. We sat down with Adilenne recently, to ask some questions about her life:

  • What’s your favorite color? Mint color
  • Who is your favorite cartoon character? Lola from Looney Tunes
  • What’s your favorite movie? Hunger Games
  • What’s your favorite food? Chick-fil-A
  • What’s your favorite dessert? Strawberries covered in chocolate
  • What is your favorite animal? Koala
  • Who is your favorite superhero? Wonder Woman
  • What’s your favorite game? Pie Face
  • What do you want to be when you grow up? A fashion designer
  • What one thing would you want in the whole wide world? A big house
  • What will the world look like in 2030? Different, because I’m going to be older
  • What makes you happy? Music
  • What is one thing you want to learn how to do? Play piano
  • If you could be any animal, what would you be? A butterfly, because they can fly
  • If you were president, what would you do first? Help people
  • If you were in a talent show, what would your talent be? Singing

At WOKC, our vision of the future is different too, because we envision a world with no children’s cancer.  That’s why WOKC works hard so that someday kids like Adilenne will be able to sing, play and dream of flying with butterflies without worrying about cancer. WOKC supports kids with cancer and raises money to help further research that will eradicate children’s cancers in the near future. We also hold special events throughout the year to honor ambassadors and their families, hoping to give these kids a chance to forget about their illnesses and just enjoy being kids. Through these events, we offer families the chance to meet others in a similar situation so that they can support each other.