Class Act: Christiana Roszik
TOWNSEND, Mass. (WHDH) -- 7News has received hundreds of nominations for this Class Act - we’re sharing the story of an amazing senior at North Middlesex High School. Christiana Roszik is a 7News Class Act.
18-year-old Christiana Roszik exceeded expectations her whole life and the senior continues to beat the odds. At 4. Christiana was diagnosed with leukemia and began a grueling battle.
“I said, ‘you're not sick, you’ve got leukemia, you're fine.’ Go to the next day, go to the next day. I never let her think it was a bad thing or good thing; it was just something we lived with,” said Adrienne Roszik, Christiana’s mother.
Now cancer free, Roszik wanted to give back, so she wrote a book about her experience to help parents and kids going through the same thing.
“In the hospital, you could give it to the parents and they could read a good story - ‘that person came out great. Look how good she's doing,’” Roszik explained of the book.
Roszik keeps busy playing field hockey, basketball and captain of the tennis team.
“I look up to her very much and others do too. She always haves a smile on her face, always a joke. She can get you out of the worst of moods with a smile and a hug,” said friend Haley Lynch.
Roszik plays the saxophone and is president of the chapter of Best Buddies, a charity that helps with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
“I always liked helping out kids,” said Roszik.
The message: Never give up.
“Keep your head up and stay as happy and positive as possible,” Roszik says.
Roszik will be attending Quinnipiac University in the fall as a health major. She said she doesn’t know what she wants to do in the medical field, but that it will definitely be something to give back because of all the people that have helped her.