Ashley Burnette - World News Tonight's 'Person of the Week'

Last weekend, ABC World News Tonight featured Ashley Burnette, an 11 year- old cancer survior and patient at the N.C. Children's Hospital, as its "Person of the Week."

Ashley Burnette - World News Tonight's 'Person of the Week' click to enlarge Ashley Burnette

Ashley was diagnosed with stage IV neuroblastoma, a solid tumor cancer of the sympathetic nervous system, in August 2010, and later developed evidence of post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder/non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (PTLD).

In August 2012, Ashley became cancer free and continues to have recent scans revealing no evidence of disease. Today she is a national youth ambassador for Hyundai Hope On Wheels, a nonprofit organization that raises money and advocates for research to cure pediatric cancer.


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