Cancer Survivor Lives A Dream

Published: April 10, 2007 | 5954th good news item since 2003

A teen cancer survivor from Butner is on the trip of a lifetime. She’s representing North Carolina in a program called Champions Across America – part of the Children’s Miracle Network.

It looks like the Micole Holley, 14, and her South Granville High School classmates are celebrating Micole Holley Day in Creedmoor. “It’s not every day that you get your own day!” Micole’s mother, Mildred said.

Starting with a proclamation from the mayor, Micole visited her school and then flew to Washington, D.C. with her family to meet members of Congress. “Why me?” Micole asked. “What makes me different from all the other kids? And I just really, really, really appreciate this. There’s no words you can say! I just appreciate it.”

Ultimately they’ll all go to Florida with 49 other children who’ve been cancer. Creedmoor Mayor, Darryl Moss explains, “This week we’ve had several large announcements. Senator Edwards’ wife, Tony Snow up in DC, and now we have our own local person who has come through this battle.”

Before their flight they stopped for a reception at Duke’s Children Hospital where she’s had years of cancer treatments.

The very shy teenager is not making a big deal of her good fortune, but she’s got some big plans for her life after high school She could face cameras again! “I’m gonna go to NCCU, and I’m gonna get my judicial degree. I’m gonna become a lawyer. That’s the plan!” Micole said.

This week after her visit to D.C she’s going to Disney World.

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