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Lincoln North star cheer captain Mikaelah Molifua leads the student section in a roller coaster cheer in the second half of the Lincoln North Star vs. Bellevue West boy's district A-4 basketball tournament game at Omaha Benson High School in Omaha, Neb., on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. Bellevue West won the game 73-59.

Lincoln North Star senior Mikaelah Molifua squeezes her eyes shut so as not to see herself bald before being fitted with her new wig at 42nd & O'Hair Salon on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2013. She was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in January and has undergone chemo therapy.

Mikaelah Molifua is a senior in high school and has just been diagnosed with cancer. She now spends days at a time in the hospital for chemotherapy treatments, but will spend that night at a varsity sports banquet and the next day at school and baseball practice (she still works as the varsity wrestling and varsity baseball team manager, a cheerleader, and a softball player). Her family’s story and her school’s support make Mikaelah one of the most loved and strongest people I have met while working. It was great to work with her and I can’t wait to see how she is doing at her senior prom next week!  Read Mikaelah’s story of strength here.

Lincoln North star cheer captain Mikaelah Molifua (right) is consoled by her cheer coach, Christina Nevitt she had started to lose hair during  her school's final basketball game of the season in the Lincoln North Star vs. Bellevue West boy's district A-4 basketball tournament game at Omaha Benson High School in Omaha, Neb., on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. Bellevue West won the game 73-59. Molifua was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma recently and has started chemo therapy. She stills cheers when she is not too exhausted.

Best friends Ruth Nwaturuocha and Mikaelah Molifua laugh in their journalism classroom on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013.

Mikaelah Molifua (far left) serves as varsity baseball manager at Lincoln North Star High School in Lincoln, Neb., on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. She was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma earlier this year.

Dani Molifua embraces her daughter, Mikaelah, while she makes a face in the mirror after getting her new wig at 42nd & O'Hair Salon on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2013. She was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in January and has undergone chemo therapy.

Mikaelah Molifua, a senior at Lincoln North Star High School, lies on her side and sends text messages while undergoing a chemotherapy session for Hodgkin's lymphoma at Children's Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha, Neb., on Tuesday, March 5, 2013.

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