Elijah was originally diagnosed on June 5, 2012 with Medulloblastoma, which is a highly malignant brain tumor. Elijah’s tumor also spread to his spine. After Elijah’s initial surgery,to remove a partial tumor in his brain, he was left temporarily paralyzed. Elijah had to re-learn to talk, walk, and eat all at the same time as starting chemotherapy and physical therapy.
Strong is an understatement when it comes to Elijah! Elijah completed 3 cycles of chemotherapy in November 2012 and completed 3 months of radiation in March 2013. He had his port removed August 14, 2014.
Right after getting our life back on track in November 2016, I noticed Elijah’s balance was off. December 1, 2016 he received a MRI which confirmed a new tumor on the brain. Elijah had brain surgery on December 13, 2016 and is currently at home on hospice.