Featured Video: Liliana’s last chemo

Featured Video: Liliana’s last chemo

Watch six-year-old Lilianna celebrate her last in-house chemo treatment with her family and care team at Advocate Children’s Hospital! She was diagnosed with pre B acute lymphoblastic leukemia back in January of 2016. Her next step is power port removal.

Lilianna loves the ocean, playing outside, Disney movies and country music star Luke Bryan. She enjoys playing with her siblings and cousins, painting and participating in faith-based ballet/dance. Lilianna has been an honorary St. Baldrick’s Foundation kid nine times in the past three years. This year, it will be with the Chicago Police Department. (Her uncle is a police officer.)

Congrats to Lilianna and her family!

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Caitlin Ruiz

Caitlin Ruiz, health enews contributor, is a social media manager at Advocate Health Care in Downers Grove. She earned her BA in broadcast journalism from Columbia College Chicago. When she isn't Facebooking, Instagramming or Tweeting, Caitlin enjoys producing videos, watching scary movies and attending as many Chicago Blackhawks games and country concerts as she can.