Cancer patient enters tissue design contest to benefit hospital - FOX Carolina 21

Cancer patient enters tissue design contest to benefit hospital heroes

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Alayna Cobb, 13, drawing (FOX Carolina) Alayna Cobb, 13, drawing (FOX Carolina)
Alayna's White Cloud tissue box design, which represents what got her through her cancer (FOX Carolina) Alayna's White Cloud tissue box design, which represents what got her through her cancer (FOX Carolina)
SALEM, SC (FOX Carolina) -

An Oconee Co. teen has a new lease on life after being cured of a rare cancer, and now she wants to give back to the people who helped her through.

Alayna Cobb, 13, just had her last chemo treatment for Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare cancer that she was diagnosed with in November 2012. Her hair is still growing back, but Alayna's smile stretches from ear to ear.

"I'm stronger than I thought I was," she said.

During her ordeal, she spent a lot of time bored at Greenville Memorial Hospital. That's when she got something to do that she loves.

"My child life specialist gave me a piece of paper and told me I could draw anything I wanted," she said.

And so she drew. Now, she has entered a contest with White Cloud tissue products, who are asking children confined to the hospital throughout the nation to design their next tissue box. The winner gets a year's supply of paper products from the company, a Wal-Mart gift card and the hospital of their choice gets $15,000.

"I want to win for the hospital because they did a lot for me, they helped me through it," she said.

All Alayna needs to win is your votes. To vote for her design, click here, "like" the page, and find Alayna's design.

Alayna continues to draw, and she wants to become a child life specialist, just like the person who helped her keep her mind off the cancer and find a creative avenue through it.

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