Student Visionaries of the Year San Antonio

Rafael Mendible Diaz | The Cure

Rafael's Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Jan 12, 2023

When I was only 8 years old, my mother was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

My family and I were very frightened by this news, and my mother was forced to go through months of very difficult treatment. Fortunately, my mother was able to win her battle and came out cancer-free. Sadly, many families across the world have had to endure the same experience, and too many families have ended up losing a loved one because of it. By contributing to lifesaving research that one day could cure cancer for good, more children will be able to grow up knowing their mothers and fathers.

-Rafael Mendible-Diaz, leader of team The Cure


Visionaries look to the future—and see infinite possibility.
They challenge the status quo—and make the impossible possible.
They boldly imagine a better world – and lead the charge to create it.


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society was built on that same vision - of a better world - one without blood cancers.


I am a visionary; I have a vision for a world without cancer, but I need your help.


This year, I’m proud to be a part of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Student Visionaries of the Year Campaign, working to raise as much as possible for LLS’s mission. 


We will be trying to raise $10,000 for cancer research


As a global leader in the fight against blood cancer, LLS:

  • Funds cutting-edge research leading to breakthroughs in immunotherapy, genomics and personalized medicine that are improving and saving the lives of patients
  • Provides free education and support for blood cancer patients and families, including personalized, one-on-one support, assistance with identifying and enrolling in clinical trials, and more.
  • Mobilizes thousands of advocates to drive policy changes that accelerate the development of new cancer treatments and break down barriers to care.

Please consider joining this fight by making a donation. All donations are greatly appreciated and tax-deductible. Please visit my website often and tell friends who would also like to donate!


Thanks to your support, my efforts will help ensure this generation is the last to see cancer.

On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere, thank you!


For more information about LLS, please visit




  • Bert

    LLS is a great organization that helps people like me.

  • Gonzalo Ibarra

    A pleasure to donate for this cause

  • Torben and Henriette Ostergaard

    We are honored to support Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

  • Monica and Sonny Cavazos

    God bless everyone involved in fighting cancer! Thank you for supporting LLS, Rafael!

  • Greenberg Family

    Rafael, So proud of you for serving as a leader to fundraise to help end these diseases! Nicole Greenberg & Family


    Thank you for being a Visionary

  • Eric Guerrero

    You are great Student Visionary Rafael!

  • Jennifer & Franc Robelo

    Great job Rafael !! We wish you and your team the best of luck!! Jennifer and Francisco

  • Anonymous

    Donation to cancer

  • Heather Parkhurst

    Great Job Rafael!

  • Cesar Candia

    Que buen ejemplo sigue así QDTB

  • Chloe Serot

    Thank you Rafael and Avery for bringing our community together to support this great initiative!

  • Stephen Collins

    Great job in gathering a great team and exceeding your goal!

Contact us by email or call 888.LLS.7177.