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We found out on 4/17/18 that David Jr has a brainstem tumor. On 4/24/18 we met with neurosurgery, David underwent a needle biopsy on 4/26/18. On 5/1/18 we met with oncology, the type of tumor was confirmed as DIPG, grade 4. We traveled to Nationwide Children,s Hospital for a second opinion with a Neuroncologis on 5/4/18. David began radiation therapy on 5/7/18 his last session occurs on 6/18/18. On 7/23/18 an MRI will be done to determine the impact of the therapy.
At date of diagnosis David was a happy active six year old first grader. He is an only child and one of 7 grandchildren. His cousins are more like siblings and enjoys a close relationship with them.
David knows that a tumor in his brain is making him feel unwell. He has shown so much bravery since the start of this diagnosis.