Eleanor Marie Slate became a WOKC Ambassador at 12 years old, and when she grows up, she wants to be a nurse. This is not a surprising ambition, as she’s gotten to know all about nursing during the time she’s been fighting Pre-B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. At WOKC, we love optimistic kids like Eleanor! We’re working for a world where children can live cancer-free, and in the meantime, we like to take every opportunity to hear what these kids fighting cancer are thinking about. Eleanor had some interesting things to say about her preferences and future plans:
At WOKC, our vision of the future is different too, because we envision a world with no children’s cancer. We want kids like Eleanor to spend their time playing four square and thinking about Fennec foxes- not 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 illness 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.