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Huizar Asks Community to 'Continue to Pray' For His Cancer-Stricken Daughter's Recovery

The council member's youngest daughter Aviana, who turned 4 on Jan. 15, is in remission following treatment for leukemia.

Councilmember José Huizar and his wife Richelle and their children, along with then-City Controller Wendy Greuel during the Year of the Dragon at the 2012 Chinese New Year Parade in Chinatown. Aviana is in the front, to the left. Photo: Ajay Singh
Councilmember José Huizar and his wife Richelle and their children, along with then-City Controller Wendy Greuel during the Year of the Dragon at the 2012 Chinese New Year Parade in Chinatown. Aviana is in the front, to the left. Photo: Ajay Singh
A little less than six months after Councilmember José Huizar changed the cover photo on his Facebook page to reflect the emotional upheaval he is undergoing in the aftermath of the diagnosis that his youngest daughter Aviana has leukemia, Huizar's office issued the following statement Wednesday about the latest developments in Aviana's treatment:

Friends,

Our little angel, Aviana, just turned 4 years old on January 15th. Your prayers and the quality care she has received at Children’s Hospital are the reason she is in remission and was able to return to school last week. She is a remarkable little girl who has fought hard with great courage and high spirits. Her doctor has placed her on a rigorous two-year treatment plan, which will include numerous and various medications and procedures, including chemotherapy.  Please continue to pray for her recovery. We are blessed to have such an amazing network of family and friends. Click here to see a special message to you from Aviana.

Thank you!
-José

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