WOKC Ambassador Eleanor

Eleanor Marie Slate is twelve years old, and when she grows up, she wants to be a nurse. This is not a surprising ambition, as she’s gotten to know all about nursing during the time she’s been fighting Pre-B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. At WOKC, we love optimistic kids like Eleanor! We’re working for a world where children can live cancer-free, and in the meantime, we like to take every opportunity to hear what these kids fighting cancer are thinking about. Eleanor had some interesting things to say about her preferences and future plans:

  • What’s your favorite color? Blue
  • Who is your favorite cartoon character? Bugs Bunny
  • What’s your favorite movie? Harry Potter
  • What’s your favorite food? Alfredo pizza
  • What’s your favorite dessert? Chocolate chip pound cake
  • What is your favorite animal? Fennec fox
  • Who is your favorite superhero? Batgirl
  • What’s your favorite game? Four square
  • What do you want to be when you grow up? A nurse
  • What one thing would you want in the whole wide world? Cure for cancer
  • What will the world look like in 2030? Flying cars, for sure
  • What makes you happy? My family, especially the NOLA Slates
  • What is one thing you want to learn how to do? Learn German
  • If you could be any animal, what would you be? A Fennec fox, because they are adorable
  • If you were president, what would you do first? Make sure there are no homeless people
  • If you were in a talent show, what would your talent be? Singing
  • Anything special you’d like to share about yourself? I love theater

At WOKC, our vision of the future is different too, because we envision a world with no children’s cancer.  We want kids like Eleanor to spend their time playing four square and thinking about Fennec foxes- not 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 illness 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.