Willow was diagnosed with a brain tumor in late 2018 at the age of 6. She underwent a six hour laser ablation and biopsy and was diagnosed with a Myxoid Glioneuronal tumor of the septum pellucidum and lateral ventricle.
Even though this type of tumor is newly discovered and not much is known about it, we felt very blessed that her tumor is low grade and that is was able to be removed through the ablation.
Unfortunately She has had some lasting damage to that area which has impacted her personality and learning but she is definitely a fighter!
She is currently getting scans every six months and her tumor is stable!
Each year, over 80,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with a primary or metastatic brain tumor. More than 120 types of brain tumors exist, making effective treatment complicated. Cutting edge research is needed as we continue to make strides in this fight.
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