VIDEO: Jessica Breland's Story

Jessica Breland is at the top of her game. She is now the 16th Carolina Women's Basketball player in school history to be selected for the WNBA draft, which took place this year on Monday, April 11. Breland was the 13th pick overall, and next year she'll be playing for the New York Liberty. But Breland doesn't take anything for granted. She had to sit out the 2009 - 2010 season while undergoing treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma at UNC.

She's thankful for the team at the N.C. Cancer Hospital and wants to give kids with cancer the same shot at a comeback that she's been working toward ever since her diagnosis.

Read more about Breland and the fund that honors her spirit of courage, strength and hope, providing support for cancer research and treatment at UNC's pediatric oncology program: To read more about her basketball career, click here.

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