Name: Erin Wiegman
Dance Studio: Pine Crest School, FL
Why Erin wants to be a voice for children fighting cancer:
I want to be a voice for children fighting cancer because of my mom. Before I was born, my mom was diagnosed with melanoma. When they caught it they had to take it out, and gave her thirty-two stitches across her neck. Five years later, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. They caught it early so she did not have to do chemotherapy. It was scary for the both of us, but after the surgery and the radiation, she was on track to being cancer free. Today my mom is five years cancer free. I have experienced what it is like to be a bystander of a family member having cancer. No parent should have to feel that alone for their children.