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Althea in her bedroom
with her favorite cameras,
books, and artwork.

AUTHENTIC:

ALTHEA HUTCH I N SO N

thirteen-year-old West Chester

resident Althea Hutchinson was diagnosed
with cancer in her left eye just after her first
birthday. To make sure they got it all, the
doctors took her eye and all the muscles
in the socket and gave her a prosthetic eye
that's virtually unnoticeable. And the best
part is that the initial unfortunate diagnosis
hasn't slowed her down. Which is good,
because Althea is a vibrant, confident
young woman with a passion for the arts.
"I love photography," she says, "but artwise I've been getting into doing more
drawing. I just took a really cool class
where I did pencil and ink, graphic novel

style; and then I water-colored it and it
came out really awesome." She's inspired
by the works of Brian Selznik, who's won
awards for his illustrated books. "It's not
just beautiful art with a lazy storyline,"
Althea says, "the story lines are logical and
it feels like it's a movie in front of you."
Althea's interests aren't limited to the arts,
however. "I love to read and I love art, but I
also love archery," she says, which she got
into by reading 'Ranger's Apprentice' by
John Flanagan. "Archery is awesome," she
continues, "because with most sports I'm at
a disadvantage because of my eye. But with
archery you have to close an eye anyway!"

Althea is also an active fundraiser for
childhood cancer research. She's a star
speaker for the Pediatric Brain Tumor
Foundation at their annual Philadelphia
event, and she and her friends and family
have raised over $50,000 for Alex's
Lemonade Stand since she began. And in
spring of 2015, she visited the corporate
headquarters of Rita's Italian Ice, which
partners with Alex's Lemonade Stand.
"I was CEO for a day," she says, "and I got
to make every single dessert they have and
sample everything. And, I met the real CEO
and got to chill with him-pun intended!"

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