The 17-year-old YouTube star and makeup blogger has signed on as a brand ambassador.
“When I first heard about the great work of Teen Cancer America I felt an immediate connection,” Amanda told JJJ. “At our age we aren’t children or adults. We have our own culture and we are developing our own identities. That’s why it makes so much sense that teens with cancer have their own spaces and specialized programs in hospitals. That’s what Teen Cancer America does.”
She continued, “The teen zones we build are designed especially for them and are equipped with computers, gaming systems and the latest audio and visual technology. We want to ensure they can feel relaxed and comfortable going through this terrible disease; where they can benefit from the friendship and support of other teens going through the same challenges. We ensure that they aren’t left isolated in the old fashioned wards that are designed for small children or older people.”
“I feel privileged to have been invited to be an Ambassador for this charity and to represent young people with cancer,” Amanda concluded. “I hope there are others out there like me, who will make the effort to find out about our work, spread the word and get involved.”
For more info, head over to TeenCancerAmerica.org.