Holly Pond, Alabama
Julie has had to face too much in her short lifetime. When in the eighth grade, the doctors thought she had a severe sinus infection; it turned out to be level four cancer. She underwent surgery, radiation and grueling chemotherapy. On the road to recovery, Julie has become a valuable volunteer at the Life First Oncology Center. All this while maintaining an A honor roll academic record and working on weekends and nights to help the family make ends meet. She is the family taxi for her siblings and her 15 –month old nephew.