After battling cancer for a year, Nina Poeta lost her life to the said disease. She was 17. Her story has reached millions around the world, inspiring those who are battling the same disease to continue to fight for their lives.
Poeta was diagnosed in late November 2013 with a brain tumor after experiencing headaches. Because of the location of the tumor, doctors said it could not be surgically removed.
While she received radiation treatment, $93,965 was raised to help relieve the stress of medical bills for the family.
Many netizens were amazed by how the community showed their support in helping her fight cancer, but Nina’s boyfriend was the one who caught other people’s attention.
He stayed by Nina’s side throughout her fight, and was as loving as ever.