CCN’s April 7th Run to Fight Cancer Hero is Mario!
Having been diagnosed with ALL (acute lymphoblastic leukemia) at the age 16 my cancer journey has been a roller coaster that has come with many trials and tribulations. I have not only received one but two bone marrow transplants. But through it all I see it as a blessing in disguise because it has made the man I am today. As of March 19th, 2020, I’m now 6 years cancer free! I’m currently attending Arizona State University and I am one year away from receiving my Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Science. My future goal is to become a juvenile probation officer and help troubled adolescents by guiding them and setting them on the right path. I hope to become a mentor to them. I simply want to aspire to make a difference within my community!!! To learn more about Children’s Cancer Network’s scholarship program visit us at and look under programs for information and the application.