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Brain Cancer

Brain tumors are the most prevalent form of pediatric cancer in kids under the age of 19. Brain cancer can form in any area of the central nervous system, which is composed of the brain and spinal cord. Certain types are more likely to occur in certain parts of the brain. Medulloblastoma is the most common malignant brain tumor, accounting for about 20 percent of all pediatric brain tumors. Other common childhood brain tumors include atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumors (ATRT), primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNET) and diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG).

Kendra

Kendra

Kendra had been experiencing varying symptoms like severe headaches and hand tremors when she was taken to the doctor in January 2019. Sadly, less than two years after her twin sister fought cancer, 10-year-old Kendra was diagnosed with a brain tumor called...

Matthew

Matthew

Matthew is a joyous and wild, friendly little boy who loves meeting new people and giggling with everyone he sees. I always say the best way to sum up the early years of our journey is that he didn’t eat cake on his first birthday. He wasn’t walking yet by his second...

Whit

Whit

Rally Kid Whit was diagnosed with trilateral retinoblastoma at just two months old after his pediatrician noticed his eyes moving back and forth during a routine appointment. Over the next eight months, Whit endured four rounds of high-dose chemo, a failed bone marrow...

Jaci

Jaci

Rally Kid Jaci was a perfectly healthy and active five-year-old girl when she began having headaches during her kindergarten class. One weekend, Jaci came down with a headache that was much worse than the others—she began vomiting, having stomach pain and having...

Olivia

Olivia

Olivia was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a brain tumor, a few months before she turned seven. After undergoing brain surgery, Olivia developed Posterior Fossa Syndrome—also known as cerebellar mutism—which can cause problems with speech, motor skills and mood...

Lucy

Lucy

Lucy was diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma—a high grade brain tumor—just after turning four years old. She fought bravely for six months but, sadly, she passed away on May 13, 2020. Read more of Lucy's story here. Every child who has been diagnosed with childhood...

Camden

Camden

Camden was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a brain tumor, at age seven. Every child who has been diagnosed with childhood cancer inspires us to Rally On to find better treatments with fewer long-term side effects and, ultimately, cures. Please join us in the fight...

Shaylin

Shaylin

Shaylin was a normal third grader who enjoyed cheerleading and ballet when, one day in early 2016, she got hurt while jumping on her home trampoline. This injury turned out to be a blessing in disguise, as the subsequent trip to the hospital revealed that Shaylin had...

Logan

Logan

Logan was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor, a Craniopharyngioma, in 2007. After four surgeries and 31 radiation treatments, the tumor is gone; however, Logan is now legally blind, left only with a small amount of vision in his right eye. The location of this tumor...

Kriseya

Kriseya

Kriseya is a brave, intelligent teenager who is wise beyond her years. Despite fighting brain cancer since the age of ten—and experiencing a relapse with cancer cells spreading to her spinal fluid—Kriseya has maintained her studies and ambition. In eighth grade, she...

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