Name: Ella Norlen
Age: 13
Dance Studio: Maryland Youth Ballet, MA/DC
Why Ella wants to be a voice for children fighting cancer:

Over the past 4 months I battled thyroid cancer. I went through surgery and radiation and my scans are now clear. It was tough but I am so lucky and I know others are not as fortunate. What helped me was my friends, my teachers, and that I kept dancing. I would love to inspire other children with cancer. The picture I below was taken when I was still in isolation because I was radioactive!!