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Old 01-14-2015, 08:47 AM   #1
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10 year's cancer-free

About this time 10 years ago, we met a doctor in the pediatric ICU at Hopkins who broke the news to us that our daughter had a brain tumor- later we found it was cancerous. She endured multiple surgeries and localized radiation treatments to the tumor bed.

Today, she's a vibrant and beautiful young lady. An amazing daughter, big sister, student, and friend. We're blessed to say she's side effect free; is above grade level; and has no physical deficits from it.

Just thought I'd share with my friends here.

Shortly after her first surgery to remove the tumor:
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Here she's the boss on her last day of treatment (April 2005):
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And here she is from just a couple of weeks ago:
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Old 01-14-2015, 08:59 AM   #2
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Congratulations to you and your family, ependydad. You are blessed!
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Old 01-14-2015, 09:02 AM   #3
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Great news! Congrats to her and your family.
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Old 01-14-2015, 09:03 AM   #4
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Congratulations to your entire family!! Every time one person survives cancer, it gives hope to tens of thousands more - wishing your daughter a long, healthy and prosperous life......Every day is a good day - some are just better than others
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OUTSTANDING news!
Best wishes to her continued wellness and to your entire family as well!
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Old 01-14-2015, 09:14 AM   #6
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What a heartwarming and uplifting story! Thanks for sharing it with us. Regardless of what some may think, miracles occur all around us that we sometimes don't recognize.

I love the picture of your daughter on the butterfly bench. She has wings to soar to great places.
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That's great news. Thanks for sharing that. God bless her.
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It takes a lot of love and perseverance to get through a crisis like that and it becomes very personal to everyone when it involves a child. Congratulations to you and your family.
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As you all post comments, know that I'm thankful to you for them but I don't think I'll be able to keep it together to respond. (hugs)
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Looks like she was trooper from the git-go, running down the hall with an IV hooked up. And such a beautiful, smart young lady now.

Doug, thanks for sharing your story.
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