JaDiamond Williams was diagnosed with Anaplastic Astrocytoma in February 2011. The cancer has robbed the joyful Spartanburg resident of her ability to stand or walk on her own but it has not been able to steal her spirit or determination.
JaDiamond has faced many challenges head on and won and at The Children Security Blanket’s Camp Victory this year she wasn’t about to let a four-hoofed animal with a long mane get the best of her. With the help of volunteers from CSB and Hope Remains Ranch, the brave girl conquered yet another challenge with a sparkle in her eye …she mounted a horse and went for her first ride!
“As I watched JaDiamond get on that horse it brought tears to my eyes,” said CSB Executive Director Laura Allen. “To see the effort of the volunteers working with that young lady and to see her accomplish and overcome obstacles was just amazing. She is a young lady that I have so much admiration and respect for.”
CSB began partnering with JaDiamond and her family in October of 2011. The organization has provided resources to ensure JaDiamond has access to the care she needs and continues to offer support and encouragement for her journey through cancer.
JaDiamond’s grandmother, Tabitha, shared just how much CSB has meant to the young girl. “JaDiamond said today riding the horse, this is the best day ever in her whole life!”
The two are both huge fans of CSB’s Camp Victory. Tabitha exclaimed, “We love it! We just can’t wait until this time of year every year!”