Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58Going through cancer and surviving it made Peter sensitive to the many challenges faced by children with the disease. He wanted to do something to help them. He first took action after he and his mother saw a Facebook post by a cancer nurse at one of the hospitals he visits, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. The nurse wrote that the hospital needed more wagons to transport children. Peter says he understood how important the wagons are for children who are too weak to walk down long hallways for medical tests. He decided to raise money by organizing a day-long event for children at a mini-golf center near his home. The event, along with contributions from businesses and individuals, enabled Peter to donate some 200 wagons to the hospital. Each one cost $100. With the help of his family, he then decided to create The Peter Powerhouse Foundation. His mother gave him the nickname Powerhouse because he was so determined to recover after losing his leg. Peter is doing so many different things with his foundation that it’s hard to believe he is only in middle school. He’s written a book for other children who, like him, don’t hear well because of ear damage from cancer drugs. He felt he could Peter Zucca Thinking beyond self to create a healthier world When Peter Zucca was only 10 months old, his parents learned that he had a rare form of cancer in his muscles and probably did not have long to live. Peter underwent grueling treatments. He endured radiation to shrink the cancerous tumors, surgery to remove them, and drugs to attack any diseased cells that still might lurk in his body. The treatments wiped out the cancer. But they also caused other problems, including hearing loss and nerve damage in his hands. Then in 2013, when Peter was 10 years old, doctors discovered a new problem. He had cancer in his right leg. It was not the same type of cancer that he had when he was a baby. But it threatened his life. Doctors amputated his leg. Losing his leg was one of the hardest parts of his fight with cancer, Peter says now. He feared that he would not be able to do things he loved, such as playing baseball. But he was back on the field soon after surgery. “It felt like I got my freedom back,” he says. 28