Name: Milena Mendonca
Age: 12
Dance Studio: Renee Johnson’s Dance Studios, Missouri
Why Milena wants to be a voice for children fighting cancer:

Not very many people realize what these children have been going through. I think it is important to help spread positivity for the children with cancer and let them know that they are strong and not alone. My mom’s friend’s daughter died from cancer on my birthday 2 years ago. Raising awareness for childhood cancer makes it better for everyone to know what these kids have been going through.