Name: Payton White
Age: 8.5
Dance Studio: Elevate Dance Academy, Oregon
Why Payton wants to be a voice for children fighting cancer:

My mom was part of a mommy & me group when I was born – there were 8 moms & 8 of us children. One of my friends was diagnosed with a rare cancer at only 14 months old. I knew no different then, of course, but knowing the strength of her now and understanding what she went through at same age as me is devastating to know.