State: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Facility: Chris Evert Children’s Hospital
Aniska was chosen as HERO OF THE MONTH because she has shown bravery in her stay in the hospital. This was not her first time there, so the staff was familiar with her big smile! Aniska suffers from dermatomyositis which is a chronic illness. She has had several infusions and had to stay in her room all but one day. She remained upbeat even though her room is right across from the playroom, where she could witness all the other children playing together. She kept smiling and waved to the staff and those children in the playroom. In spite of her illness, she remains positive and shares her spirit with us everyday!