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"....I took the colorful paisley bandanas that were intended to cover my hairless head and defiantly made purses out of them!"

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  1. “Recovery was in the bag for young cancer survivor” from Chicago Tribune (August 9, 2012).

  2. The Human Spirit: Ya’ala Yali” from The Jerusalem Post (May 31, 2012).

  3. “Top 10 College Women: Yali Derman” from Glamour Magazine (April 3, 2012).

  4. Penn Student Yali Derman: Philanthropist and Designer” from Her Campus (December 11, 2011).

  5. Shop with a Conscience This Holiday Season” from The Huffington Post (December 15, 2011).

  6. “Handbag aids cancer patients” from the Daily Pennsylvanian (April 5, 2011).

  7. “Power of the Purse” from Sheridan Road Magazine (March/April issue, 2011).

  8. “Student Spotlight” from Penn Current (March 24, 2011).

  9. "Cancer survivor finds fashionable way to give back” from ABC7 Chicago (March 6, 2011).

  10. “Bag design a ‘charitable endeavor’ for Yali” from Sun-Times Highland Park Pioneer Press (February 28, 2011).

  11. “Yali’s handbags help cancer survivors carry on” from Oy! Chicago (February 8, 2011).

  12. “Hand it to her: 19-year-old who beat cancer twice helps other young patients shoulder the burden with her bags and workshops” from The Chicago Tribune (August 6, 2010).

  13. “Leukemia survivor carries on” from Medill Reports Chicago (February 19, 2008).

  14. “Bag Carries a Symbol of Hope” from The Chicago Tribune (February 17, 2008).