In March 2007, Donna was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor, papillary meningioma, at only 20 months old. She was in treatment for 31 months, however, she did not let chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery slow her down. As her mom hoped for, ‘she lived till she died’. This courageous little girl debut her talents at her ballet recital, loved wearing the color black, danced on the Auditorium stage, and enjoyed pre-school. The art of dance was one of the ways Donna and her parents chose hope.