‘Princess’ claims her kingdom after doctors say she’s cancer-free
Taliyah Sweeting, 8, takes swings at a pinata at her 8th birthday party in Vacaville, April 18. Sweeting was diagnosed with a rare form of soft tissue cancer called embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma on April 8, 2014. Following nearly a year of treatment, doctors have declared Sweeting cancer-free. Friends and family threw a party for Sweeting to celebrate her birthday and her health. Now that Sweeting has fought cancer, her friends and family dub her the "Warrior Princess." (Aaron Rosenblatt/Daily Republic)
VACAVILLE — Taliyah Sweeting, the girl with an endless smile, fought a long and hard battle to slay the cancer dragon.
Her "kingdom" dubbed her "The Warrior Princess" early on. She took the title to heart, through rounds of chemotherapy, the loss of her beautiful hair and many days of being confined to home, not able to enjoy the things a typical 7-year-old girl loves.
She still carries the royal title and has a little spice to it since turning 8 on April 1 and getting a cancer-free diagnosis about two weeks later. Continue Reading