MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Growing up in and out of the hospital is a tough experience for any kid, but some will take that time and develop some incredible talents.

Angelina is 13 years old and has a chronic lung illness that can put her in Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota for months at a time.

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But she’s also an artist: a talented painter and she also plays guitar and piano. She learned to paint when she started her hospital visits at four years old.

When she’s not painting, she’s a big sister to Mia and Ashton.

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Angelina is caring, very patient and has a heart of gold.

Perfect for when she becomes a nurse, just like the ones she’s grown up with.

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“Probably since I already know so much about the medical world,” Angelina said. “I think it would be really fun to have the relationships with the patients that some of the nurses have with me.”