“Reason this person is a Gold Ribbon Hero: Layla was diagnosed with pre B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia on 2/4/15 and was immediately admitted to duke children’s hospital where she was expected to stay about 3 weeks. After her first chemo treatment she had done so well we were able to go home after only 9 days. Layla has lost her hair but not her fight, strength, and positive attitude. Layla is so brave and is able to have her port accessed without any numbing spray, cream or tears. Today 8/18/15 is Layla’s 5th birthday and she is spending it receiving chemo. even while throwing up or feeling bad after treatment she is still more worried and concerned with me and making sure everyone else is ok. She is so brave and a true hero.” – Shapel W.