Monika Romo, Young California Cancer Patient, to be “Wonder Girl”

December 19, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Monika Romo, a 10-year-old Vallejo, California, cancer patient, is going to be dubbed “Wonder Girl”–similar to last month’s “Batkid.”

Romo will be surprised by by volunteers at her home and will aid her in a “Wonder Girl”-type adventure around Vallejo, located in San Francisco’s Bay Area, reported ABC-7.

Romo was diagnosed with leukemia several years ago.

“She has a lot of fear, but she tries to live day-by-day,” Alejandra Romo, her mother, told the Times Herald. “She’s a fighter — she’s been through a lot. She tries really hard to live her normal life. She doesn’t ask, ‘why me, what for?’ ”

Her cancer is in remission and she is currently undergoing chemotherapy, said CBS.

“Somebody who has these struggles that she’s going through currently…what a messenger. We’re just very excited to hear what she has to say,” Superintendent Ramona Bishop of the Vallejo City Unified School District told the station.

Last month, Miles Scott, a 5-year-old cancer patient, had his Make-A-Wish granted, turning into “Batkid” for a day.

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