Brain Tumor Program Patient Stories

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Surgery for a Brain Tumor: Julia's Story

Julia in a hospital room

While Julia’s diagnosis of a brain tumor was a shock to her family, the location and type of tumor meant surgery at CHOP was the only treatment she needed.

Brain Tumor: Devon’s Story

Devons headshot

Devon underwent surgery, chemotherapy and proton therapy for a brain tumor the size of a softball. Within months, she started college and made the Dean’s List.

Hypothalamic/Optic Pathway Glioma NF1: Abby’s Story


When Abby was a toddler, she was diagnosed with a disorder that causes tumors and has been receiving treatments at CHOP. Abby is a Patient Ambassador for the 2016 Parkway Run & Walk. Read about her amazing efforts to help other kids undergoing chemotherapy.

Intracranial Germinoma: Aaron’s Story


In 2015, 17-year-old Aaron was diagnosed with two brain tumors. Despite a cancer diagnosis, he managed to stay on track at school and receive his diploma in June.