Brain Tumor Program Patient Stories
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Surgery for a Brain Tumor: Julia's Story
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
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.
Neurofibromatosis Type 1: Conor’s story
Conor, 16, and his parents have been traveling to CHOP from South Carolina several times a year since he was an infant for NF1 treatment and clinical trials.
Neurofibromatosis 1: Carlee’s Story
Carlee, 4, receives treatment for the optic pathway tumor that caused vision loss. But she’s also gotten extensive psycho-social support.
Medulloblastoma and Kawasaki Disease: Gabby’s Story
"CHOP is so great because they support the whole family," says Gabby's dad, Paul.
Proton Therapy for Relapsed Craniopharyngioma: Elena's Story
When her benign brain tumor came back, Elena and her family traveled from Ohio to CHOP for 39 rounds of proton therapy.
Hepatoblastoma and Medulloblastoma: Justin’s story
Justin, 8, is a happy kid who loves video games and his scooter. He has survived cancer twice.
Yoga for Cancer Coping: Quinn’s Story
Yoga classes offered by the Integrative Health Program at CHOP helped Quinn and her family cope with her cancer diagnosis.
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.