Adamari Lopez

Adamari Lopez was diagnosed with cancer in 2005 at the age of 33. The Puerto Rican actress was in the middle of planning her wedding when she received the terrifying news. Lopez wrote a book called Thriving in 2012, which was released in English the following year. “I’ve always had a lot of faith in God,” she told us. “I’m a very positive person and I believe that life is worth fighting for.” She also teamed up with Yoplait for the Save Lids to Save Lives campaign.

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Miranda Noland,

Miranda Noland is the Senior Photo Editor for Latina.com. She handles all the photo needs for the site and occasionally writes a thing or two. Growing up in a small town in Missouri, she collected (and hoarded) magazines and dreamed of working at one someday. She studied art and design at Drury University and moved to New York City after graduating. She loves being an aunt to her two nephews and has recently moved to be closer to them. She's a pop culture junkie who watches way too much television, and she still hoards magazines.