College student fights cancer with a smile

SHE’S A WARRIOR—Lacey Grace and her mother, Joy Funkhouser. Courtesy photo

It takes real strength to greet each day with a smile, especially when life seems to be telling you it’s time to cry.

But Lacey Grace isn’t one for tears.

The 18-year-old Agoura Hills resident has been battling fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma, an adolescent cancer that affects 1 in 5 million people, for the last four years. But where others might falter, she has flourished. Grace has won awards for writing...

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