Battling Bruin: Gabriella

Posted May 2017

It has been such an honor to be part of Battling Bruins! 

So much has happened since 2014. My cancer got a lot worse, and as a result, I lost one of my lungs and my HIV progressed to AIDS. But that hasn't stopped me from living life. I still go to the hospital at least 2-3 times a week and have been going to Cancer Treatment Centers of America. I also do the AIDS Walk Los Angeles (AWLA) and in 2015 the UCLA Pediatric AIDS Coalition (UCLA PAC) group joined my team, “Team Burrito.” They have been part of my team ever since.

Additionally I go speak to UCLA PAC quite often and attend their events. Every year they walk a 10k with me and help me raise money for AWLA. And every year I go speak to their group to motivate them to stay strong and remind them they are truly changing lives. I am so thankful for them.

Click here to check out Team Burrito on YouTube!


See Gabriella's original Battling Bruin story here.

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