Name: Lauren Mitchell
Age: 14
Dance Studio: Renee Johnson’s, Missouri
Why Lauren wants to be a voice for children fighting cancer:

I know the devastation and impact it has on a family hearing the words their family member is sick. It is so scary to not know what’s going on or what’s to come. My dad was just recently diagnosed with ALS, and it has tremendously impacted my family. I can’t image how hard cancer has impacted other families and dancers.