Meet the 11-year-old who makes cakes for sick kids
The young baker suffers from an incurable disease herself
Content Editor / September 05 2018
Daniela Delgado, a young girl from Connecticut in the US, has a rare bleeding disorder called Willebrand’s Disease (vWD) and also suffers from a group of genetic disorders called Ehler Danlos.
Despite – or perhaps because of – the challenges she faces, Daniela has found a way to give back to others, and for the past few years she has baked cakes for children facing serious illness.
Each cake is custom-made for the child it is for, right down to the colour, flavour, and theme, and then Daniela and her family deliver it to the lucky recipient.
“Money is not important,” she shared with Babble.com. “The only thing that matters to me is the smile of the child who receives the cake. That is priceless.”
“I ask if I can celebrate my birthday with them,” she says. “I bring a big cake or cupcakes, and nothing makes me happier than spending my day with these beautiful kids.”
Nicola Conville has worked as a journalist and editor for more than 20 years across a wide range of print and online publications. Her areas of expertise are parenting, health and travel. She has two children; Lucy, age eight, and Nathan, age five.