Courtney Wolfe, Teen Leukemia Patient, Hopes To Build Children's Cancer Center
Courtney Wolfe is a 14-year-old leukemia patient with more than a year of treatment still to go. Through her experiences, Courtney realized that patients with diseases, like her own Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, needed an outpatient center where they can undergo treatment away from other illnesses that can prey on their weakened immune systems.
So, to make the children's cancer center a reality, she has started Courtney's Wish, a campaign to raise the $6 million needed to build the center in Palm Beach County, Fla.
Courtney understands that, like cancer, it will be an uphill fight to raise enough for the center. She uses her personal motto, "IGKLA" -- in her words, "I'm Gonna Kick Leukemia's Butt" -- to inspire other children in their own battles with the disease and to raise awareness about the need for donated blood, as well as funds.