Local teen who survived blood cancer competing for LLS Student of the Year

Local teen who survived blood cancer competing for LLS Student of the Year
(Submitted by Family via LLS)

PITTSBURGH — A local high school freshman who survived leukemia as a child is now competing in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Student of the Year campaign.

Sophie Stophel was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia when she was three-years-old. In April, she will celebrate being nine years cancer free.

The Student of the Year is a seven-week fundraising competition to raise money to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and it’s investment in research of blood cancers. The candidates who raise the most money earn a college scholarship, along with the title Student of the Year.

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Stophel’s campaign runs through March 26, 2021. You can donate HERE.

(Submitted by Family via LLS)
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