Facing cancer in the prime of youth. Valeria Delekta, Toni Spano-English and Jason Zao all experienced a cancer diagnosis at a time when their expectations were to go out and get their lives started. Valerie had just begun to work as an elementary music teacher -- and relocated to Atlanta. For Toni, cancer took a serious toll on her relationships, leaving her feeling isolated. All Jason wanted to do was graduate from high school with honors and then go on to do the same at the university of his choosing. His brain tumor forced a few adjustments to his plans.