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Parents Persuade Calif. Senate to Shed Light on Children’s Cancer
UCSF Today

Juliana Peña’s constant smile brightened the days of everyone she came across, even those who just caught a glance of her.

At two-and-a-half years old, she passed away from neuroblastoma, a rare pediatric cancer. “As she was taking her last breaths, I promised Juliana that we would never stop fighting for her,” recalls her father, Jesus Peña. “And I promised that every day of my life someone would say her name.”