After a month of not feeling well and complaining of back and leg pains, Ella was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on October 10, 2011. She is a very strong-willed, feisty and fun-loving 5-year-old who has not let any of her chemotherapy or medical procedures slow her down! She loves her friends, family, drawing, painting, singing and dancing. She has a 9-year-old sister, Anna Claire, and a 7-month-old baby brother, Luke. Through all of what she goes through, she keeps a constant smile on her face. She is a wonderful example to all of what one can accomplish or handle with the right attitude, support system and faith!