#GoodNews: Young Cancer Survivor Pays It Forward With "Knots And Arrows"


Becca Salmins knows a lot about never giving up. The 9-year-old survived cancer after a grueling 26 month fight. 

At age 6, Becca was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and she endured spinal taps, chemo and tons of hospitalizations. She’s been cancer free since last November and now Becca has decided to give back. 

The creative girl is helping other children battling the disease by raising money through her bracelet shop, Knots and Arrows. Her company makes bracelets out of swimsuit material to remind people to “just keep swimming.” 

Part of the proceeds from each item goes to various pediatric cancer charities. Becca has a business partner, too; her dad Gerhard. He is also a cancer survivor. 

As for the company name, it’s taken from the motto she adopted on her journey. “Knots — when you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on,” she said. “And arrows — when life seems to be pulling you back with difficulties, it just means it's going to launch you into something great.” 

Becca hopes she can lead by example. "No matter what age you are, what you look like, how you act, you can make a difference!"

Source: Today

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