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By Jana Hill 

A little strength

Hospital is a second home for a family of three


Last updated 1/13/2021 at 11:53am

J.B. and Amanda Aguilera

Penelope Aguilera is not yet 18 months old. She was diagnosed with a rare cancer as an infant. She is seen here with parents J.B. and Amanda Aguilera.

Penelope Aguilera's parents look forward to celebrating at home on July 3, but if things go as they are now, they might be at the hospital instead.

July 3 is Penelope's second birthday.

"I wish she could verbalize what she's thinking and what she's feeling. I feel like she would, if she could talk, she would reassure us that 'It's going be OK, yes, this is going to be fine. We're going to get through this,'" said Penelope's mom, Amanda Aguilera.

Penelope has a rare cancer called multisystem Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis and has spent more than 10% of her life at Mary Bridge Children's Hos...

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