Meet Mya: Chili’s Clip for Kids honoree

This 3-year-old cancer survivor’s long journey started in China. Now she’s helping other kids with cancer. You can too.

Shelly and Hal White adopted Mya from China, undeterred by her diagnosis of stage 4 rhabdomyosarcoma. Norton Children’s Hospital agreed to assume Mya’s care, which made it possible for her to get a medical visa to come to the United States. She arrived in Louisville on May 7, 2013, and underwent 10 months of intense treatment that included chemotherapy, radiation and two 10-hour surgeries that ultimately removed all of the cancer.

Two years since the end of Mya’s treatment, she remains cancer-free and is enjoying the life of a typical toddler.

For kids like Mya, losing their hair is just one part of their fight against cancer. Now you can join the fight too. Clip, trim or shave your hair to raise awareness and support care for childhood cancer. Register now at


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