Meet Mia!

Mia, Age 10
CTF Member

Mia is 10 years old and enjoys playing with her dog Leo, reading, creating art, and doing yoga. Mia joined the Children, Teens and Families (CTF) Program at Gilda’s Club Westchester in 2021 after her father was diagnosed with cancer in 2020.

Learn more about Mia’s interests, aspirations, and how GCW has impacted her below!

What is your favorite dessert?

Cheesecake with raspberry drizzle and 1 blueberry on top.

If you could fly, where would you fly to?

I would fly to Alaska because of the snow, dog sledding, and lodges. Or I would fly to Tokyo. I want to try the food, see the cherry blossom trees, and go shopping.

What would you like to be when you grow up?

I would like to either be a graphic designer, fashion designer, or a marine biologist.

What do you like most about GCW?

I like Gilda’s Club because when I tell other kids about my dad’s cancer, I can’t go into too much detail without scaring them. But here I can talk to other kids and they just know. Gilda’s Club is fun and for a moment I am able to forget my worries.