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Teen battling leukemia receives makeup surprise at Miami Children's Hospital

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Ana having her makeup done. Ana having her makeup done.
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- A South Florida teen who is battling leukemia was surprised with a beautiful gift during the Easter celebration.

Ana Bolivar is all smiles. The 18-year-old who has a passion for makeup was treated to a magnificent makeover courtesy of Christian Dior.

A bit of blush, some eyeliner and a touch of lipstick, this teen was a beaming beauty. "I was happy with the surprise because Christian Dior, I like makeup and Christian Dior it's really expensive," she said. "Plus, he travels a lot so to be here today that was very nice."

Behind the pretty face, Ana is fighting a dangerous illness. She is in remission from leukemia after undergoing chemotherapy at Miami Children's Hospital. As a result, she has lost all of her hair.

Ana refuses to wear a wig and chooses to wear her bald head proud. Thanks to the folks at the Mystic Force Foundation, she was beaming. "She never leaves her room without makeup, so I thought it was be really, really nice to have a makeover for her," said The Mystic Force Foundation spokesperson Sylvia Vanni.

The organization hosts monthly parties at the oncology department for patients. This month, they teamed up with a professional makeup artist to make Ana's dream come true. "She was giving me some direction on her eyebrows and her skin," said Christian Dior makeup artist Joel Mariott. "My job is to kinda like push it further and, I think we achieved that."

The company also give Ana her own personal handbag filled with makeup. Her family was extremely grateful for the generous gesture. "Thank you so much. I'm very, very happy. Thank you, thank you," said Ana's mother Ruth Barraca.

Ana's high school prom is scheduled to take place next month, and she says she plans to attend.

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