meet layla diaz

| 20 Feb 2015 | 05:16

Layla Lynn Diaz was diagnosed with lymphoma last April, a few months shy of her second birthday.

Layla is the daughter of Derek Diaz, the distribution manager at Straus News, who every week makes sure this newspaper gets from our office to your building or box.

Derek writes this about Layla: “One person is diagnosed with cancer every couple of seconds and one in three people will be affected with cancer in their lifetime. Layla has showed that cancer will not define her, thanks to her unique strength, hope and determination. She has maintained her beautiful smile throughout all her treatments and lengthy heart-wrenching procedures and blood transfusions. Finding a cure starts with one person caring enough to donate for the cause.”

To help the Diaz family defray their medical costs, please visit their fundraising page at

They also accept donations through Paypal at and have set up a Facebook page (Layla Lynn Diaz) for her and all her supporters. Please feel free to visit and share all links. Any questions, contact her parents at

“Thank you in advance,” Derek writes, “and we pray that you and your families will never have to go through this.”