staff photo by Sarah Pastrana
June 27, 2012
Alicia Steinberg and her daughter Avey, 3, play with beads of courage in their Towson home. Avey was diagnosed with leukemia in October of last year, and she received a bead for every time that she had to be brave during her treatment. She received beads for having blood drawn, and even received a bead when she lost her hair.