Boy & Girl of the Year
The Indianapolis Boy & Girl of the Year
The Boy & Girl of the Year are local children battling blood cancers who serve as motivation and inspiration to Indianapolis Man & Woman of the Year candidates in their competition to raise funds and win the titles.
Boy of the Year
Parents: Shariq Siddiqui & Sobia Khan
Zaki, now 5, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common form of childhood leukemia, on November 14, 2010. He is in remission as of May 2013!
Zaki has an older brother and sister, Fatima Khan and Amal Siddiqui and a younger brother, Safaa Siddiqui. He enjoys playing soccer and watching movies.
He and his family are honored to serve as the 2013 Boy of the Year and look forward to meeting and getting to know the candidates. Zaki?s father Shariq was a candidate for Man of the Year in 2012.
Girl of the Year
Parents: Brian & Kathleen Bigelow
Maeve, now 5, was diagnosed with ALL on August 17, 2011. Her last treatment was on October 21, 2013.
Maeve has two sisters, Nuala and Aoife. She enjoys going to school, playing with Disney princesses, painting and dancing.
Maeve?s family is thankful for the work that each candidate does so that LLS can keep helping to make a difference so that the cure for ALL can go from 95% to 100%!