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What WE ARE Fighting For

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at PSU chapter.

Take one look at this photograph. What do you see? Most of you will say a young child perched on a man’s shoulders. But see, that’s where you’re wrong. This image is so much more than that.

It was taken exactly one year ago among many others at THON 2014 and to this day, it is still my favorite. Simple, yes, but when I look at this photograph, I see a warrior. I see a child who has tackled unbelievable obstacles and conquered unimaginable feats. I see a reason to never to give up. I see a chance to believe.

I see courage. I see wisdom. I see honesty. And I see strength.

This weekend over 15,000 student volunteers will come together as the largest student-run philanthropy in the world to help thousands of children just like this one defeat pediatric cancer. If you’d like to learn more about THON’s mission or make a donation, please visit http://www.thon.org

Rachael David is currently a senior at Penn State University and serves as the Campus Correspondent for Her Campus Penn State. She is majoring in public relations and minoring in psychology. Her love of creative writing and all things Penn State is what inspired her to become a member of the HC team in the fall of 2013. Her background experience includes working for the Undergraduate Admissions Office at Penn State as a social media intern in the spring of 2014 and is currently working as a social media intern for an internet marketing company in Harrisburg called WebpageFX. This past summer she also served as a PR intern for Tierney Communications. Rachael enjoys anything media related especially catching up on her favorite shows, including Saturday Night Live and any show on Food Network. She has a passion for food but also loves being active and spending her free time running or hiking. She hopes to gain more experience in all aspects of the media industry during college and plans on pursuing a career writing for a life & style publication in the future.