"I’m your typical 11-year-old but I’m also your typical 11-year-old with major issues,” said Overman.
Diana is referring to her constant need for medical attention. Born a preemie, with cerebral palsy, she is currently battling thyroid cancer.
"I would probably not be here if it weren’t for my doctors at Lutheran and Riley," she said.
Diana doesn’t let anything get in her way.
"If I don’t be positive and I don’t deal with it, then I let it win and that's just silly," said Overman.
Diana has been an ambassador for Riley Children’s Foundation. She has helped raise thousands of dollars over the years by speaking to groups and making appearances at events.
"I don’t sit on my bottom and don’t do anything," she added.
Her mother Karen Rodenback says she doesn’t know what she would do without riley's.
"I personally can’t even come close to giving back the money that riley has put into my daughter but by spreading the word of what riley does and means that's our way of helping," said Rodenback.
Monday marks the beginning of 'Hearts Helping Riley,' a fundraiser by FWCS to benefit Riley's Children’s Foundation. The district hopes to raise one dollar for each student, which translates into roughly $31,000. That’s thousands more dollars for a foundation to ensure a bright future for children in need like Diana. Diana says she wants to move to
"It won’t be too long before I’m in high school and shooting to go to
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