New Mexico teen inspires success in Youth Across Country

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Local teen Natalie Benson is one impressive young lady. From her efforts in the Distinguished Young Women of America program, to researching how to fight chemo induced nausea, she’s super busy and inspiring youth all over to follow in her footsteps.

She says that she is by no means an expert on cancer care, but her research still has become pivotal for her organization, Chemo Courage. Through the site she’s been able to share her findings and help those who are fighting. As a young girl, many adults she was close with were facing chemotherapy treatment to fight cancer.  Through participation in science fairs, she felt that she could contribute in helping these adults fight their cancer battle.

As part of Distinguished Young Women, Natalie is able to travel and inspire youth around the country. DYW is a national scholarship program that inspires high school girls to develop their full, individual potential through a fun, transformative experience that culminates in a celebratory showcase of their accomplishments.

They, including Natalie, aim to positively impact the lives of young women by providing a transformative experience that promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership and talent. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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