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My Story

My name is Rosie and I am 9 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. 

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Jackie Garcia posted a new journal entry, "Happy Holidays".

Our family would like to wish everyone safe and wonderful holidays full of cheer, laughter, and most of all love and support! May your days be full of blessings and ... Read more

Melissa Barragan signed Rosemary's Guestbook.

Happy Holidays! I pray for you Rosemary every night before I go to bed! It brings happy tears to my eyes knowing that you are doing FABULOUS!! May God continue to bless ... Read more

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Melissa Barragan signed Rosemary's Guestbook.

Hooray! You are such a trooper, Rosie! I am really happy to know that everything went well with both of your surgeries! I will visit you when you go home! And can't wait ... Read more

Jackie Garcia posted a new journal entry, "Happy First Day of Summer!".

It has been a while since I have had time to update everyone on Rosie's condition.Let me start by back tracking a bit...She was discharged late Febuary and was able to ... Read more

Jackie Garcia posted a new journal entry.

<3 HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! <3  I know it has been quite sometime since I have updated everyone. Rosie is doing well and her recovery is going great. As ... Read more

Jackie Garcia posted a new journal entry.

Hello Everyone, Rosie has been doing well and the medications are working. Unfortunately due to the amount of meds and time she needs to be on them for, she willl have to ... Read more

Jackie Garcia posted a new journal entry.

Rosie has been doing well in the hospital. She is being treated with antibiotics and we are still waiting to see when she will be given the green light to go home. She now ... Read more

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