Raleigh Girl Tapped as National Youth Ambassador
When Ashley Burnette was 7 years old, her parents noticed that she had developed a limp and a persistent black eye. After a visit to her doctor, Ashley was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma and began treatment. Several months later, she developed post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder/non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Over the next two years, she endured multiple rounds of chemotherapy, a stem cell transplant and countless other procedures, and she missed an entire year of school during treatment. Ashley has been cancer-free since August 2012 and is back to hula-hooping, reading and playing with her sister.
Hyundai Hope on Wheels, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids fight cancer, recently tapped Ashley as a 2014-15 National Youth Ambassador for the organization. She, along with 9-year-old cancer survivor Kenny Thomas, will join Hope On Wheels for its 16th year of fighting childhood cancer and tour the country sharing their message of hope with other children who are battling cancer. Learn more at ashleyburnette.com.