Alyssa Ballard is a current freshman at Timber Creek High School. In May of 2010, her dad was diagnosed with tonsil cancer. After years of chemotherapy, radiation treatments, and surgeries, Alyssa's dad was declared "Cancer Free" in August of 2012. The Ballard family had been through a lot, but they knew millions of people from all over have been through worse and they wanted to do something that would make a difference. With lots of brainstorming and butting heads, the "Ballard vs The Big C" charity was born in 2013.