Since her diagnosis and treatment in 2010, Julia Hernandez graduated from Palos Verdes Peninsula High School in 2012 with her classmates, and headed off to college. Currently enrolled in The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, she is pursuing two undergraduate degrees in Romance Languages and Sport Industry with hopes of one day working in Major League Baseball after her graduation in 2016.

Hernandez continues to see her oncologist and have tests done annually for lasting consequences of the medications she received during treatment in 2010. These check-ups and tests will continue for the rest of her life.