“Before cancer, Paige was a bright, sunny, 10-year-old girl that loved to giggle with her friends, mother her little brother, and had a passion for animals. She was intelligent and an aspiring veterinarian. After exhausting all possibilities of a cure; Paige's new goal was to bring awareness to Pediatric Cancer, represented by the Gold Ribbon. Paige wanted no other child to suffer. She said if her having cancer meant no one else would have to suffer, she was willing. Paige wanted the Gold Ribbon to be just as symbolic as the pink ribbon, generating funds for research. Paige believed that: AWARENESS = FUNDING = RESEARCH = A CURE.”
Paige was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia at just 10 years old. Paige's battle with cancer ended on November 7, 2007. Paige's Pals continues to fight in her honor.