Name: Hannah Ackman
Age: 16
Dance Studio: Cary Dance Productions, North Carolina
Why Hannah wants to be a voice for children fighting cancer:

I want to honor my friends and family members who have unfairly suffered due to cancer. I hope that I can represent the children who were once dancers with dreams just like mine. A child should never be forced to give up their childhood to hospital stays, terrifying treatments, and life-altering surgeries that aren’t even always successful. We all deserve to grow up, we all deserve a chance, we all deserve a miracle.