Lucia (aka #LuciaBrave) was diagnosed on January 1, 2018 with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia (APL) after her family noticed unusual bruises on her legs and a long lasting fever. She just turned 4 years old a month and a half before that fateful day. The very next day a port was placed on her chest and Chemotherapy began and went on for 45 days straight until she reached remission to move on to the next phase of treatment. Lucia endured an intense 9-month treatment protocol, but found it an opportunity to play with nurses and doctors, create art and make new friends. Her infectious smile and fun spirit have been an inspiration to many. By the end of September 2018 Lucia was confirmed to be in complete remission. Princess #LuciaBrave is super friendly and loves hugs. She is now 6 years old and is enjoying Kindergarten!