“Reason this person is a Gold Ribbon Hero: Anthony Jesus contreras jr. One little man who made an impact on everyone’s life. He shined brighter than any star I’ve seen. His smile warmed your heart, his laughter brought joy to your world. He was one strong little soldier who gave his all. Unfortunately he lost his batter to cancer [metastatic adrenocortical carcinoma] on January 31st 2013. 6 long months of a rare disease, that doctors said he would only make it to 3 month because it was growing fast… but like the warrior he is, NEVER did he give up, NEVER did he complain, cry or feel one oz of fear. Anthony was a fighter & fought till the end. He is a HERO to not only us but to everyone he has touched. Life may never be the same without him here on earth but we continue to live each day remembering the beautiful memories we have shared & continue to just love him from afar! Even Though happy is hard to say, I am happy I was given the honor to be apart of his life & to have met a beautiful strong fighting soul like Anthony’s… My little cousin, my heart, my world!!! Our HERO doesn’t wear a cape, he wears wings.” – Destiny R.