My daughter was 9 years old when she was diagnosed with juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma. She had to undergo two brain surgeries within two weeks of each other in order to completely remove the tumor. Right now she is 13 years old and is absolutely my star! She has to undergo regular bi-annual MRIs until she is 18 to make sure the tumor is not growing back. Although she is unable to participate in physical activities I try my best to compensate in other areas. Specifically spending as much Mommy time with her as possible. Right now we, which includes her, her twin brother, and her younger brother, are homeless Raleigh North Carolina. We are definitely in need of some financial assistance to enable us to get out of homelessness. I, her mom, secured a job and will not be able to start until July 16th. I need assistance with paying for this extended stay hotel that we have been in for the last 6 weeks. If you can help me that would be amazing! We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.