Retinoblastoma Cancer Survivor
At the age of five, Emily Pickett was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma - a rare, cancerous tumor affecting the retina of the eye. After surgery and treatment, her eye was removed and replaced with a prosthetic. Emily, now a 23-year old college graduate, is happily living life in remission as a cancer survivor. As a freshman in high school, Emily and her volleyball coach started a fundraiser for cancer research. By the time she graduated, they donated over $18,000 to The American Cancer Society. Emily has a passion for teaching others that despite their hurdles and difficulties in life, everyone has a purpose. Emily's visual disability never stopped her from pursuing her goals and chasing her dreams.