Kenna Stuck was a typical teenager. She hung out with her friends, talked on the phone and teased her little sister. But she was unusual in that, at age 13, she found out she had ulcerative colitis, a potentially life-threatening disease that attacks the lining of the colon. She missed a lot of school because of symptoms like painful cramping, bloating and nausea. Health challenges are tough for any kid, but Kenna got a double dose. Just a few years later, at age 16, she was diagnosed with cancer.

Kenna made a video diary about her bone marrow transplant at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco with the help of BayKids, a San Francisco-based non-profit that empowers kids who face serious medical challenges to express themselves through filmmaking. You can watch Kenna's video here. Kenna's video won best youth documentary in the senior division at the CineYouth Festival and was shown at the Chicago International Film Festival and the BayKids Film Festival.