Angel Benitez

Angel Benitez

Instead of dating, driving, and planning for high school graduation, 16-year old, Angel Benitez is fighting Stage 4 Rhabdomyosarcoma. This aggressive pediatric cancer has spread to his stomach, back, and lungs. Since being diagnosed in August 2014 Angel has undergone surgery, a blood transfusion, and is now facing chemotherapy up to five times a week.

Angel lives with his mother, three brothers, and little sister. Prior to Angel’s diagnosis, his Mom, Tina worked two jobs to make ends meet. She is now scraping by with one job as she cares for Angel.

Angel is an understated, humble young man who patiently accepts this new life challenge with quiet strength and courage.

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