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Risha Shukla
Risha Shukla is 16 years old and lives in Southern California with her sister and parents. She loves going to the beach, reading, shopping, and being with friends. Risha was diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis at age 3 and has had two auto islet cell transplants, leaving her diabetic among many other things. She wants to go into the medical field after high school so she can help others who have pancreatitis. She started her own non-profit organization, Kids Who Care Foundation, to cheer up other children at their neediest and most vulnerable time: in a hospital bed. Risha loves doing community service work, of which includes being part of the Starlight Foundation, which brings joy to chronically ill children and their families through their "Great Escapes".

Blog Entries by Risha Shukla

Christmas in the House That Love Built

(0) Comments | Posted December 13, 2012 | 8:22 AM

The blessings that come to you in life sometimes are hidden behind medical procedures and hospital stays; and as a proud Starlight teen, I know I have been blessed multiple times, even though the blessings may come in disguise. Kids with chronic illnesses have to learn to bring home to...

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