WOKC Ambassador Adilenne Barboza

Adilenne Barboza has big plans for the future, just like most other 9-year-old girls. What’s different about Adilenne, though, is that right now she has to use her energy to fight leukemia, which is something we wish no kid ever had to do. At WOKC, we’re working for a world free from children’s cancers, but while we’re waiting we like to take every opportunity to hear what kids fighting cancer are thinking about. We sat down with Adilenne recently, to ask some questions about her life:

  • What’s your favorite color? Mint color
  • Who is your favorite cartoon character? Lola from Looney Tunes
  • What’s your favorite movie? Hunger Games
  • What’s your favorite food? Chick-fil-A
  • What’s your favorite dessert? Strawberries covered in chocolate
  • What is your favorite animal? Koala
  • Who is your favorite superhero? Wonder Woman
  • What’s your favorite game? Pie Face
  • What do you want to be when you grow up? A fashion designer
  • What one thing would you want in the whole wide world? A big house
  • What will the world look like in 2030? Different, because I’m going to be older
  • What makes you happy? Music
  • What is one thing you want to learn how to do? Play piano
  • If you could be any animal, what would you be? A butterfly, because they can fly
  • If you were president, what would you do first? Help people
  • If you were in a talent show, what would your talent be? Singing

At WOKC, our vision of the future is different too, because we envision a world with no children’s cancer.  That’s why WOKC works hard so that someday kids like Adilenne will be able to sing, play and dream of flying with butterflies without 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 illnesses 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.

You can be a part of this by donating or running in the Spooktacular Sprint for the Children on October 22, 2016, at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie. This is our 31st Annual Run for the Children, and this year we’re excited about its new, fun look and feel! You can walk or run, and there will be a costume contest and an on-site, post-race party. Best of all, all proceeds benefit Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer to raise awareness and fund childhood cancer research. Register now to join the fight against childhood cancer. And while you’re at it, follow us online on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube to keep up with our latest news and events and how you can make a difference in providing hope and support to children with cancer.