Paola created The Shoulder to Lean on Project to educate teenagers whose loved ones are diagnosed with cancer about the disease and to remind them that no matter how difficult the circumstance, they are not alone. Her project is entirely online-based, giving ease of access with the goal of sharing experiences and spreading knowledge about cancer. Paola's efforts have not only helped many teens find support, she is also well on her way to receiving her Girl Scout Gold Award.
You can view the Fox 5 story here: http://www.fox5atlanta.com/health/fox-medical-team/220732254-story
Paola hosted an information session about her project for GCA high school families and staff in August of 2016. You can view the recording of her presentation and learn more about her project here: http://www.gacyber.org/hs-blog/gca-high-school-senior-invites-gca-high-school-students-to-a-special-session