American Snippets with Barb Allen and Dave Brown

E015 - Mia’s Might - A Young Cancer Survivor’s Mission to Pay it Forward

Episode Summary

Mia Dede doesn’t look like a typical warrior. This beautiful young girl with a huge smile and endearing shyness does not look like she was ever anything but happy. She was just two years old when her mother rushed her to the emergency room. It was Mother’s Day, and Cynthia Diaz should have been simply enjoying the day, but Mia “could barely stand still without falling” and Cynthia knew there was something seriously wrong with her daughter. Mia was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma a Brain tumor. She lived in a hospital for 7 months undergoing 6 cycles of high dose chemotherapy and finally recovered from the final stage in her treatment - a stem cell transplant. Today, Mia is a healthy 10 year-old girl that is lucky to never have had to spend another night in the hospital since treatment ended. Now, this young cancer survivor is making sure other kids like her find some brightness in their darkest days. If you enjoyed this episode, check out the featured article, video, and more at americansnippets.com/015

Episode Notes

Mia Dede doesn’t look like a typical warrior. This beautiful young girl with a huge smile and endearing shyness does not look like she was ever anything but happy. She was just two years old when her mother rushed her to the emergency room. It was Mother’s Day, and Cynthia Diaz should have been simply enjoying the day, but Mia “could barely stand still without falling” and Cynthia knew there was something seriously wrong with her daughter. Mia was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma a Brain tumor. She lived in a hospital for 7 months undergoing 6 cycles of high dose chemotherapy and finally recovered from the final stage in her treatment - a stem cell transplant. Today, Mia is a healthy 10 year-old girl that is lucky to never have had to spend another night in the hospital since treatment ended. Now, this young cancer survivor is making sure other kids like her find some brightness in their darkest days. If you enjoyed this episode, check out the featured article, video, and more at americansnippets.com/015