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Rosemary’s Story

My name is Rosie and I am now 11 years old. I was born on December 12, 2003 at Tarzana Med. Ctr. in CA. I am my mommys "Flower Child"

On December 21, 2010 I was diagnosed with Pylomyxoid Astrocytoma


On Friday December 17, 2010 I had gone to the nurses office complaining of a horrible headache. During my short stay in the Nurses office paramedics were called and I was rushed to St. Josephs Hospital in Burbank by paramedics. I was given a CT Scan and the Doctors saw I had a ruptured vessel in the brain. I was then immediately transfered to Childrens Hospital, Los Angeles, PICU dept. It was there the doctors rushed to relieve swelling in my brain and ordered a STAT MRI. This was the time, my parents found out I had a mass in the brain. However, it was uncertain whether or not this mass was a blood clot or a tumor. After extensive testing and a long 5 days of waiting my parents receieved the news that this mass was indeed a tumor and my diagnosis was made.

My tumor was a very slow progressing tumor, which is why it was not detected until now. I was a healthy child and did not show any significant symptoms prior to this event. The good news is my tumor is a grade two tumor, and my Neuro-Oncologist Dr. Finlay, is sure with the right treatment and therapy this tumor will not return. 

Latest Journal Update

Recovering

Rosie is home recovering. She is doing alot better and is gaining her balance and strength more and more each day.

Thank you all for your support and prayers.

~Jackie