Makenna T.

Born on June 5, 2003, Makenna came down with meningioma in her spine at age 13. “She is so strong and caring and giving,” her mother says. “We are constantly struck by her genuine kindness.” One shining example of her selflessness emerged when her mother asked Makenna in the hospital if she’d we willing to share her story. “I’ll never do it for entertainment,” she answered, “but will always do it if it raises money for a good cause.”