“This was a celebration of amazing young people who overcome serious health issues,” said Jeff Woodburn, executive director of the council. “Despite the challenges. they live normal lives and inspire us all.”
Janelle continues to inspire at her school.
“She is an inspiration,” Woodburn said. “We are so happy to learn her story and tell it to others.”
Mom Lixandra is very proud.
“You look at her and you don’t know all she’s gone through,” she said.
Janelle is on track to graduate with her class in the spring and is looking forward to choosing a college.