Students of the Year Dallas

Maripaz Corredor-Quintero | Team Valor

Maripaz's Students of the Year Fundraiser

Feb 25, 2021

"Go Maripaz and TEAM VALOR!" Your kindness, support, and love is saving lives. I know that by this time I will probably be close to you in spirit, I am sorry I could not make it to this day, God had already a plan for me and from heaven I am smiling and celebrating you; so here is my support to your wonderful efforts toward this campaign. I Love you forever my "Princesita Valiente", Mi orgullo por siempre, Mi Nieta Maripaz! Grandpa Nono Isaias. 


Happy Fundraising Kickoff Day!

Feb 07, 2021



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Dear family and friends,


When I was five years old I was diagnosed with a type of blood cancer called Leukemia. As a small child it was hard for me to understand what was happening and I was afraid and anxious. Still I had my family and friends by my side to comfort me and give their support. After two years of battling with Leukemia in summer 2011 I was cancer free and a “No more chemo” day was celebrated. It was a joyous celebration, my grandparents from  overseas came and so did my dear friends The Flores. 

Sadly in December of 2011 I had a relapse. It was very difficult and I felt devastated. I didn’t want to go through that again. Once more, my family and friends stayed by me and gave me all their love and support. In March 2012 I had the opportunity  of getting a bone marrow transplant from two umbilical cords from twins. Today, after 8 years I am in full remission, healthy and living a normal life of a high schooler who enjoys playing the cello and singing.  I am happy to be alive. With all the support of  my family and friends and the LLS, I am able to be here today. 


I was chosen to be  a candidate to participate in the Dallas student of the year campaign along with other teams for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) 2021. TEAM VALOR is my team and  I am honored to be part of this amazing cause. I am writing today to ask you  for your support in my efforts to help LLS in its mission to ensure access to cures and treatments for blood cancers. 


While childhood leukemia has the highest cure rate of any blood cancer, it is also still the number-one disease killer among children under the age of 20. This needs to change. We can come together with the LLS and find a cure. United with love and empathy, we can be a mighty force of change. 


Here is how you can be part of the cure…


My campaign to be the Student of the Year is all about dollars raised and I am asking you today to join me in this ambitious campaign. I have until February 27th  to reach my goal of raising $12,000. I’ve enclosed a donation form and envelope to make it easy for you to send your tax-deductible contribution (payable to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, with my name in the memo). Or, if you prefer, you can go to my campaign website and make your contribution there. The contributions needs to be done only from January 9th/2021 to February 27th 2021


Your donation will prevent someone from losing a child, sibling, parent or loved one, and allow LLS to continue funding lifesaving research.  Learn more about LLS and its mission at

Please reach out to others  and ask them to contribute as well. I have found that so many of the people I talk to about my campaign have a connection to blood cancer and want to support LLS. 


I want to thank you in advance for your generous support. I also wanted to say that I know times are hard now and it has not been easy, but we can all be the light in this dark time. 


This fundraiser is in honor of my Uncle Samuel, Uncle Isidro and Nono Isaias, my grandfather.  




Maripaz Corredor-Quintero, Student of the Year campaign for 2021


PS: Make your donation go further and check to see if your company matches donations! 


SOY Workshop

Nov 08, 2020

Today we had our SOY Workshop and it was a lot of fun to learn from past canidates and learn from them. It was a very fun and engaging workshop. A very big thanks to the mentors, past canidates and managers and to everyone for your teachings and support.



  • Meredith Wilder

    I’m so proud of you, Maripaz! Wishing you the best of luck :)

  • Myra Harrison

    Good Luck!

  • Mr. and Mrs. Hare & Family

    You are such an inspiration Maripaz! It is an honor to be able to support you in any way we can!

  • Cindy Delcambre

    Best of luck to you Maripaz!

  • Wess & Laura Griffin


  • Gary & Yadira Coggins

    Maria Paz, we are very happy to hear about your recovery. We understand that it has not been an essay journey since the beginning, but you are a true testimony of courage, strength, love, faith, and perseverance. May God continue to bless and protect you & your beautiful family. Gary & Yadira Coggins

  • Eileen Horton

    Good luck on your fundraising goal. You are an inspiration to so many people. Eileen Horton

  • Arminta Jacobson

    Thank you for your support

  • Carmen Sofia Alexander

    Thank you for your support

  • Dennis and Gloria Stephens

    Thank you for your support

  • Demetria Ennis-Cole and Melvin S Cole

    Thank you for your support

  • Brenda Adame

    Mii guerrera que Dios te bendiga y te de la fortaleza para sobrellevar cualquier obstáculo. Con cariño familia Rivera Adame❤️

  • Paula Clay

    Una pequeña contribución con mucho amor.

  • Ángel

    I am so proud of you, Love you sis! Go Team Valor!!

  • Zachary Rhodes

    Te amo prima:)

  • Kenneth Heym

    I am so very proud of you. You are an amazing warrior and it has been an honor to help take care of you. God bless you and your family.

  • Erika & Billy Rhodes

    To an amazing human being and survivor we love you keep up the great work ❤️❤️❤️ So proud of you.

  • Maria Suarez

    In honor of my dad & brother, who shared the same name, and also for you Maripaz, who can teach us so much!

  • Alison and David Cummings

    Maripaz is an inspiration and a brave warrior. We pray that the donations will fund a cure for those afflicted with leukemia and lymphoma.

  • Irma and CJ Vega

    You are such a strong and courageous young girl! I am so proud of the strength you have taught us all throughout your journey. May God send all of his Angeles to protect you always.

  • Nonna Nadia

    "A mi nieta Maripaz, ejemplo de valor en su lucha por vencer la Leucemia y su hermosa labor por ayudar a que muchos como ella logren vencer la batalla. Eres mi orgullo y el orgullo de Nono Isaias quien desde el cielo sigue ayudándote en tu linda labor. I love you" Nonna Nadia.

  • Hortencia Delgado

    Eres una niña muy valiente. Dios te bendiga siempre. Te queremos mucho.

  • Everardo Torres


  • Tío Héctor

    Estoy muy orgulloso de ti marypaz, por ser valiente y fuerte para salir adelante victoriosa.... Muy bonita labor.. Exitos y bendiones.. Atte: Tio Hector

  • Tíos Juan & Andrea

    Mary paz gracias por darnos la oportunidad de ayudarte en esta campaña que estás realizando para los niños con Cáncer estamos seguros que vas a cumplir tus metas y fondos propuestos para esta excelente causa , eres un ejemplo de vida y valoramos todo tu esfuerzo y poder de superación; lo qué haces por las personas que sufren esta enfermedad Dios te lo recompensará siempre con mucho amor y salud. Siempre te apoyaremos y aportaremos un granito de arena para que cumplas tus metas y sueños Te queremos mucho y siempre serás una guía para esas personas que intentan salir de estas dificultades que Dios nos pone en el camino Dios siempre guíe tu camino Tu tío juan y tía Andrea

  • Juan Alfaro

    Thank you

  • Isaías Q

    “Go Team Valor” your kindness, support, and love is saving lives.

  • Dr. Lowell & Kimi Strike

    I am so proud of you. You are such a vibrant, encouraging, and caring person. You are simply the best! God bless you! Go Team Valor!

  • Dorcas Boerner

    Congratulations on your remission and I pray you meet your goal!

  • Rick Hill

    Way to go Maripaz. Ty, Rick H

  • Alejandra Galland

    Go team valor!!! Bendiciones princesita ❤️

  • Familia Vizcaino & Grandma Vicky

    We Love you to the moon and back.

  • Blanca Valencia

    Mamita bendiciones por esa labor tan linda qué haces, te quiero mucho tía blanca

  • Bearcat Family PPIS

    Maripaz is an amazing, strong, thoughtful young lady. Please accept this donation toward your fundraising efforts. We are proud to call you a Bearcat! With Love, Your Bearcat family at PPIS ❤️

  • Victoria Wells

    You are an amazing young woman Maripaz !

  • Beth Euler

    You are such an inspiration Maripaz!

  • Vanessa Moya

    Maripaz! Happy bday and God bless you and your family!

  • Correne Fierro

    Maripaz, you are truly an inspiration! Go team Valor!

  • Pilot Point Student Council

    Maripaz, You are such an inspiration! There are so many students and teachers who worked hard to raise funds for your campaign because they love and care for you! Here is a donation on behalf of the Pilot Point Student Council. Go Team Valor!

  • Fancy Graze ??

    Fancy Graze is honored to be a small part of this campaign 🦋

  • Tía Leonor

    "Marypaz.... desde la distancia estuvimos, estamos y estaremos contigo y tu familia siempre. Estas haciendo una muy bonita labor, Dios te bendiga y proteja tu vida.. Tia Leonor"

  • Johanna Pinto Quintero

    " La vida te reto a una dura batalla.... y tu la venciste".... Por ser a little warrior, estamos orgullosos de ti, damos gracias a Dios por tu vida y por tu presencia en nuestra familia, y por darte ese gran corazón para ayudar , apoyar y ser inspiracion de muchas personas... por que no eres una sobreviviente mas... sino una pequeña guerrera que jamas se dio por vencida... Te amamos muchísimo Tía Yoyis, Sarita y Antonella

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