“This is my personal journey of surviving a life threatening illness. Millions of children around the world suffer from leukemia. I am not alone in this fight.” Lara Berkmen, is a 13 year old girl who lives in Fairfield, CT and was diagnosed with an aggressive form of AML (Acute Myelogenous Leukemia), in September, 2012. After 4 rounds of chemotherapy, doctors decided that she needs a bone marrow transplant in order to get rid of the leukemic cells in her body. She loves reading, writing, swimming, playing instruments, and is being recognized for her efforts and natural talents.