FOX 7 former anchor, Loriana Hernandez, got some recognition from the council Thursday night, in her fight against cancer.
Council Member Mike Martinez presented a proclamation to honor Loriana's advocacy for health and wellness.
She was diagnosed with leukemia in January, and has been receiving treatment at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland. But she has continued to motivate others through Facebook and her blog posts, as she details her treatment.
FOX 7's Dave Froehlich and Lauren Petrowski accepted the award on Loriana's behalf. But Loriana was there too, via video chat.
"So my message to everyone is to Armor up and stay fit, because you might come in here and have to fight cancer. You don't want to come in here and half try to save your life," Hernandez said.
"I never have a doubt that you'll beat it and what excites me so much is what an incredible advocate you'll be to help people for the rest of your life for going through that. And I have no doubt about the impact you're going to make on other people's lives for decades to come," Froehlich said.
Loriana has taken on the slogan "armor up" to encourage others to stay healthy so they can prevent illness, or be strong enough to fight in the face of a diagnosis like cancer.