Alyna’s healthy childhood changed just days before Christmas, when she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at the age 4. Prior to her diagnosis, Alyna had been experiencing a major loss of appetite and was unbale to stomach any nutrients. She was waking up in the middle of the night with cold sweats and nausea, had no energy and her skin appeared very pale. It was apparent that Alyna was very sick and her family immediately brought her to a pediatrician for x-rays. Throughout the course of the next year, Alyna underwent several rounds of chemotherapy along with two major surgeries in attempts to treat her leukemia. After two and a half years of treatment, Alyna displayed strength and resilience, and has entered remission!
Alyna is a very happy, and outgoing child who is always wearing a smile. She has a younger sister that she loves to spend afternoons playing hide-and-seek with and drawing with sidewalk chalk up and down their driveway. Arts and crafts have been a definite interest for Alyna. She loves to draw, paint, and make slime! Another fun activity Alyna enjoys with her mom and sister is building forts in their living room before bedtime! Alyna’s personality is beaming out of her-It is impossible not to admire her sweet and gentle nature. Some of Alyna’s favorite things include: the color purple, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, macaroni and cheese and cheese, The Princess Diaries, and country music! Alyna also adores her pet fish, Angel.
Something that Alyna has always dreamt about is going on a Cruise ship! So, setting sail on a character cruise is the wish that Alyna most desires! She hopes to experience the open water and sunshine, and it also helps that her favorite theme park characters will be accompanying her! What better way to cruise along the open sea?!