Destiny Himmel, a 21 year old from Los Angeles California, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) at age 16. Destiny attributes part of her ability to defeat cancer to her best friend, her mother, claiming “[my mom] was my rock, and the one person who truly kept me going throughout my treatment.” Destiny often volunteers within the cancer community, knowing that giving back is important. Destiny came out on top, defeating cancer with a great perspective. “You learn to love deeper, you learn to laugh more, you learn why everything in life shouldn’t be taken for granted and that life is truly a gift.” We couldn’t agree more! Destiny is currently in college, finishing her undergraduate degree, with goals of transferring to UCLA soon.