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Ellen Helps Make 11-Year-Old Cancer Survivor’s Wish Come True

When Veronica Avila was kicked in the leg with a soccer ball in 2013, the pain was so intense she and her family knew that something just wasn’t right. After a visit to the ER confirmed their worst nightmare, Veronica was diagnosed with a rare type of bone cancer called osteosarcoma.

She began chemotherapy treatment right away and had a metal rod inserted into her leg. And although her battle would prove to be too tough for anyone, Veronica forged ahead and tried her best to keep a smile on her face.

One thing that got her through the ordeal of cancer and made her laugh was watching her favorite silly, dancing talk show host, Ellen DeGeneres, every day. Several years later, Veronica would be diagnosed cancer-free and would prove to be an inspiration to others fighting cancer.

She was selected as the Child Honoree for the Jessica June Children’s Cancer Foundation 6th Annual Fancy Jeans Party to which she made a video invitation for none other than Ellen! And although Ellen couldn’t attend the soiree, she chose instead to invite Veronica onto her show as a guest and give her the greatest surprise ever!

Your heart will swell when you see what Ellen did for this brave warrior! It’s yet another reason we just love Ellen!

Veronica Was Diagnosed With A Rare Bone Cancer When She Was Six


She Invited Ellen To Be Her Guest At A Recent Event, But When She Couldn’t Go, She Invited Veronica As A Guest On Her Show Instead


Ellen Surprised Veronica With An Amazing Gift


See Ellen’s Surprise For Veronica On The Next Page