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Maggie Hebert is a sweet, fun-loving and caring 10 year old who was breezing through 5th grade at St. Dominic School. She is a conscientious student, wonderful daughter and great sister to Jack and Amelie. During Thanksgiving week 2008, she had a few days where she woke up not feeling well and vomitted. We took her to the pediatrician and had bloodwork done but nothing showed up. She started to feel better and we thought she had a virus. About a week later the vomitting returned and got progressively worse until she was hospitalized on December 13th. A CAT scan showed that she had a tumor in the back of her brain sandwiched between the cerebellum and brain stem. The tumor was removed completely on December 17th but pathology reports confirmed the tumor was malignant and she had medulloblastoma. While in Children's Hospital, she underwent physical, occupational and speech therapy to overcome issues with balance, walking and weakness as a result of the surgery to remove the tumor. Maggie returned home on January 2, 2009 and has started her radiation and chemotherapy to make sure the tumor does not grow back.

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Prayers answered!  Maggie's MRI was fine and so were her other tests.  We don't have to go back for another MRI for 6 months!  This is a big step for us.  We can't ... Read more

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Just a reminder to keep the prayers and positive thoughts coming for Maggie over the next few days.  We have her one year post treatment tests and appointment on ... Read more

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Next week is a big one for Maggie.  She will have her one year post treatment MRI and hearing test on Wednesday.  On Thursday she'll have bloodwork done and we'll see ... Read more

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Just wanted to let everyone know that we are safe and sound in New Orleans.  We did not go on the trip to Hawaii.  Looks like a pretty good decision now - we should ... Read more

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It's official - Maggie is a Mount Carmel cub!  She got her acceptance letter yesterday.  Needless to say she is thrilled!  And of course we are extremely proud of ... Read more

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Hi Everyone,I just wanted to say there is not much news to report. Just trying to stay warm! We are getting ready for Mardi Gras and our trip to Hawaii also. Please ... Read more

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 Merry belated Christmas to all! I fogot to update the journal yesterday.... I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas. I will post a few pictures soon. I hope everyone ... Read more

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Happy Birthday Maggie.  Well it’s really not her birthday but Melanie and I will forever remember this day, December 17, as her second birthday.  This is the day that ... Read more

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Maggie's appointment went very well - her MRI was clear and her blood work was the best it's been.  We don't have to go back to Children's until the end of March.  At ... Read more

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Time has been flying by - I can't believe it's been over a month since we've posted.  I guess things have been quiet - in a good way!  I hope everyone had a wonderful ... Read more

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