Cara Becker

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Our inspiration.

During her teenage years, Cara Becker developed a personal relationship with the underdog. Her struggles motivated her to give the best of herself to help others who struggled with personal challenges of their own. Cara showed us that we all have the ability to help others, even when we are in need of help ourselves. Cara’s ability to remain compassionate and interested in others during the most challenging time` of her life can serve as a source of inspiration for us all.

Cara’s greatest struggle came in August of 2012 when she was diagnosed with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia (“APL”). One day she was healthy, enjoying Lollapalooza with her friends and family. Seemingly the next, Cara was admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital. She spent weeks at a time in the hospital, which presented a lot of time to think about her life, her situation, and how fortunate she was to have such a dedicated and solid support system. She knew and witnessed so many others battling alone, without the support system or the care resources they needed.