By Sanford Children's Hospital

When you listen to Amanda speak, you would never guess she is only 16 years old.

Amanda exudes confidence, intelligence and a spirit much older than her age. She may have endured cancer and losing her hair, but she has an incredibly strong and positive outlook on life.

“It doesn’t take an actual hero to do something great," Amanda says.

She proves that to be true every day and is truly an inspiration to anyone who meets her.

Amanda loves attending Camp Bring it On! each summer and has even acted as the camp ambassador to help spread the word about the experience pediatric cancer patients and survivors have at Joy Ranch.

Sanford Children's Hospital