Sylvia Van Vliet
Sylvia Van Vliet is a Freshman at Pickerington Central High School. At age 14, just two weeks into High School, she visited the doctor for what We thought to be a minor ailment. She was referred to the emergency room and less than 24 hours later, she was diagnosed with Ovarian cancer. Since then, she has undergone two major surgeries and numerous minor surgeries. After removal of the initial tumor from her abdomen, she underwent four rounds of inpatient, weeklong chemotherapy. With a very high rate of success, it was hoped that the cancer would be cured. Unfortunately, just days after she completed her final round of chemo, a second tumor was found. This tumor was removed and Sylvia is currently undergoing an additional six, weeklong rounds of chemotherapy. Through it all, she has remained positive, brave and hopeful.
Sylvia is a fan of allthings Pokemon and enjoys video games, spending time with friends and drawing cartoons and anime. Sylvia also loves music and plays the violin in the Pickerington Central Orchestra and at school concerts. She loves animals and enjoys the sciences. She plans to attend college where she hopes to combine those two interests.
Sylvia is thankful for having been blessed with a caring family and friends. In addition, we are all very appreciative of the doctors, nurses and the outpouring of support we have received from the school, teachers, church and others in the community who have all been so helpful.