“Reason this person is a Gold Ribbon Hero: Emily was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma in 2010. She missed half of 7th grade and all of 8th grade, but was able to return for 4 years of high school and graduate with a 3.867. She is looking very forward to starting her college career at The Ohio State University in the fall with a Bio Chem major and hopes to one day be a research doctor in oncology. She is funny, feisty, and enjoys each day and new experience she is given. She says that she is thankful for cancer,..that “cancer” doesn’t define her, but the journey through it did. She has relied on God for her strength and is a daily inspiration to me.” – Mary D.