Boy & Girl of the Year
Delaware's 2016 Boy & Girl of the Year
The Boy & Girl of the Year are local blood cancer survivors who motivate and inspire the Man & Woman of the Year candidates throughout the competition. The Man of the Year candidates run on behalf of the Girl of the Year, and the Woman of the Year candidates run on behalf of the Boy of the Year. These young heroes are being treated at Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, and they look forward to sharing their personal stories this season!
Meet Naomi, Delaware's 2017 Girl of the Year
Naomi is an 8-year-old girl who loves gynmastics, ballet, and running around with her siblings. After her parents noticed a lump on her neck in December 2015, she went to Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children where she was diagnosed with T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma on January 3, 2016. After spending the month of January in the hospital for her chemotherapy treatments, and visiting the hospital again twice a week through November 2016, Naomi is now in the maintenance phase of her treatment until April 2018. She is looking forward to the day when she is cancer free!