Brain Tumor Program Patient Stories

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Hypothalamic/Optic Pathway Glioma NF1: Abby’s Story

Abby

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

Aaron

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. 

Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumor: Jaxson’s Story

Jaxson

The word that best describes Jaxson, 2, is joyful. “He is a happy, fun, very active and extremely strong little boy,” says his mother, Diana. A brain tumor diagnosis hasn’t changed any of that.

Brain Tumor: Liam's Story

Liam - Brain Tumor Patient

It all started when he fell off a trampoline at a friend’s birthday party. Concerns about a possible concussion soon gave way to more shocking news: Liam had a brain tumor.

Astrocytoma: Grayson's Story

Grayson

Grayson has an astrocytoma on his brain stem. It is the type of tumor that can become almost a chronic disease — it may never disappear, but the goal of treatment is to keep it stabilized.

Ewing Sarcoma in the Brain: Jake's Story

jake

When a CT scan showed a tumor in Jake’s brain, he was sent to CHOP immediately for surgery. Doctors diagnosed the mass as Ewing sarcoma, a type of cancerous tumor.


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